Programme materials developed by industry experts and practitioners
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Assessments based on developing industry relevant skills and knowlegde
The MSc Risk and Crisis Management (Food Safety Assurance) reflects the growing strategic importance of food and consumer product safety and specifically issues such as counterfeiting, contamination, economic and economically motivated adulteration and fraud. The programme has been developed in collaboration with Red 24, a leading global risk management specialist with operating experience in over 120 countries. As such the programme bridges the gap between commercial and academic worlds and provides an accredited curriculum covering:
The programme is relevant for organisations offering CPD and also for those wishing to enter a managerial role within manufacturing and services.
'I see the launch of the MSc programme - Risk and Crisis Management (Food Safety Assurance) at the University of Salford as a welcome step forward for the food industry. The modules on offer will enhance the skills, knowledge and competency of staff working for my organisation and I look forward, in particular, to working with specialists from red24 who are award winning market leaders in the field of risk and crisis management. The course has come along at the right time as the complexity associated with food safety assurance increases'.
Mr David Shingler - Sales Director, Towers Thompson.
Strategic International Business Management
Food Fraud and Malicious Product Tampering
Crisis Management and Business Continuity
Product Recall (Food and Non-Food)
|3||Business Innovation Project (comprising either dissertation, live project, placement or internship)|
Degree grade: 2:2
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
The programme is relevant for organisations offering CPD and also for either in or aspiring to hold a managerial role within manufacturing and services.
The programme is also relevant for those working in allied sectors including insurance.
The teaching, learning and assessment strategies for the MSc Food Safety Assurance reflect the delivery mode of the programme which is two, three day intensive blocks incorporating 300 student learning hours of which 50 will be direct contact hours. Students will be supported during the independent learning period through scheduled meetings and activities provided on the University virtual learning Environment, (VLE). The use of block events to deliver each module will enable the student to concentrate on one specific subject during the period in which the module is being delivered with the VLE providing further support and extending their understanding of a subject.
The School encourages a wide range of approaches to teaching, learning and assessment and typically a session will contain a mixture of activities: generally based around interactive lecturing, dealing with a number of specific issues/topics. The tutor introduces and explains key concepts and learning points, which are consolidated by class discussion and case study analysis to enhance understanding and to prepare for assessment.
Students will have the opportunity to access and engage with recorded and live webinars in the areas of Food Fraud and Malicious Product Tampering, Crisis Management and Business Continuity and Product Recall (Food and Non-Food).
An underlying principle of the learning and teaching strategy is to develop students as reflective practitioners and encourage engagement with continuous professional development.
The assessment for the modules involves both formative and summative elements. Each module consists of two pieces of summative assessment including coursework, presentations, case studies etc. Formative assessments with feedback will be provided during the two, three day intensive teaching blocks, and through student centred activities which will be presented on the University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This will enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of materials covered in each module.
The Business Innovation Project provides a choice between a dissertation, live project, internship or work placement, with a management research report and offers a further opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in a less structured environment, further emphasising the student as an independent learner.
Staff teaching on this programme will have experience of delivering within a Higher Education Environment. Staff will be research informed and will bring experience of their research to the classroom. Case materials will be developed in collaboration and Red24 who have considerable experience of managing risks in more than 120 countries.
Visiting lecturers from Red24 will be involved in masterclasses and provide students with real world examples. Find out more.
Graduates may enter into a variety of food manufacturing roles including production, quality assurance and product design. In addition, they also enter into procurement roles and roles within associated sectors including insurance.
The programme has been developed with Red24 an international, risk and crisis management company who have experience of operating in more than 120 countries.
Company profiles contributing to the programme via placement, internships and final roles of companies will be added as the programme moves from design to delivery.
Find out more information about research opportunities here.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,250 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||£13,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits|
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The Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships for 2017-18 entry are currently under review and subject to change. A revised schedule of scholarships and bursaries will be published in Spring 2017.