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  • Place of teaching Parma, Reggio Emilia , Piacenza, Modena, Bologna
  • Language English
  • Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
  • Degree type Joint degree
  • Learning activities Course structure diagram

The Master Degree (MSc) in Food Safety and Food Risk Management is an inter-university degree course coordinated by the University of Parma in agreement with: Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Piacenza, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the University of Ferrara.
One of three curricula included in the Master titled "Risk Management", will be performed at Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna in collaboration with the University of Ferrara, providing to the students knowledge and skills on management of biological risk at farm and human level by using food technologies, epidemiological and predictive analysis.

Build your own future. This is what you can do with this degree.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme

Perform food risk analysis, prevention and management activities

Apply management and control systems aimed at guaranteeing the safety of food products

Be able to evaluate risk management and communication policies

Apply risk assessment and risk reduction strategies to reduce consumer exposure to known risks and possible emerging risks

Use the scientific method of investigation and apply knowledge and skills in solving problems in multiple areas of food safety

The course in numbers

  • ND International students and students not residing in the region

  • ND Graduates aligned to the exam schedule

  • ND Graduates with experience abroad

  • ND Graduates satisfied with their studies

  • ND Graduates who are working

  • ND Graduates who are not working but are studying or not looking for work

  • ND Graduates who are not working but looking for work

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Pulsed Field Gel Eletrophoresis for bacterial typing

Our Biohazard flow-box

Master mix preparation for Polymerase Chain Reaction

Our analyzes

Antibiogram for characterisation of antimicrobial resistance

Our Fragment analyser

Capillary electrophoresis for NGS library preparation

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis for bacterial typing

  • Presentation of the Curriculum Risk Management

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