University of Barcelona

Food Safety

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The master's degree in Food Safety aims to provide the training its students will need to continue to the doctoral programme or to specialise in food safety management in private companies in the agrifood sector or in relevant areas of public administration. As such, the programme is primarily intended for recent graduates and professionals in the agrifood industry who are interested in specializing in food safety.

A range of degree courses in health sciences, experimental sciences and agrifood engineering provide the basic training required to admission to the master's degree: Food Science and Technology, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Agricultural Engineering, Pharmacy, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Veterinary, and other related degrees from Spanish or foreign universities.

Prospective students must have a solid grounding in chemistry and biology and a good working knowledge of English.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

A range of degree courses in health sciences, experimental sciences and agrifood engineering provide the basic training required to admission to the master's degree: Food Science and Technology, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Agricultural Engineering, Pharmacy, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and other related degrees from Spanish or foreign universities.

Classes are taught in Catalan and Spanish, but students will also need a reasonable knowledge of English to enable them to work with some of the reading materials, particularly scientific articles. User-level computer and ICT skills are also required.
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