University of Barcelona

Food Safety


Laboratory - Master

The university master's degree in Food Safety is an interuniversity programme coordinated by the University of Barcelona (UB) with the participation of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). The course is organized and taught with the support of the Catalan Food Safety Agency (ACSA), the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) and the Catalan Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda. Food safety is regulated by law, given the potential severity of its impact on the population. This master's degree is a response to growing interest in food safety among food companies, public authorities and general consumers.
The course provides specialized training in the agrifood sector, a broad socioeconomic sector encompassing multiple processes from farm to table and social concern for human nutrition and the food industry. Given the cross-disciplinary relevance of food safety, this master's degree is a useful complement to undergraduate studies related to food production, the food industry and a wide range of other areas.
The master's degree provides students with specialist knowledge of food safety and is a gateway both to further studies at doctoral level and to professional roles in food safety management in the private agrifood sector or in related public bodies.

Basic information

Main universityUniversitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesNo
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Pharmacy and Food Science
Number of places available40
Language(s) of instructionCatalan and Spanish
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022