About the master's
The master's study programme Food Safety at Wageningen is unique and consists of two different specialisations: Applied Food Safety and Food Safety Law. The former focuses primarily on microbic and toxicology aspects whereas the focus of Food Safety Law is on legislation. Both specialisations offer Food Safety Management as a course. Students of Food Safety follow one year of specialised courses and conduct one year of research through a graduation thesis and an internship done outside the university.
Compare the master's Food Safety with similar study programmes in the Netherlands
There is currently no comparable master's study programme available in the Netherlands.
Differences between the master's Food Safety and similar study programmes at Wageningen University
Master's Food Quality Management. Food safety and food quality are naturally interlinked. Food safety is part of quality control systems. However, in the master's Food Safety, students gain a deeper understanding of microbiology, toxicology, risk analysis and food safety management, or focus wholly on food legislation. In Food Quality Management there is a much broader focus on quality and less emphasis on food safety.
Master's Food Technology. This study programme focuses more on food production thereby entailing elements of quality which makes it similar to the master's Food Safety. Food Safety though focuses less on the product than Food Technology.