Safety in the Food Chain (SIFC) is an international MSc study programme, which was designed with the aim to provide a profound academic education programme concerning all areas of food safety and to offer a study course which combines all expertises existing at Europe’s Universities at a high level.
This study programme especially targets students who hold a BSc degree in “Food Science”. Students will gain special knowledge as well as practical skills in the area of food safety, risk identification, risk assessment, and risk communication.
The MSc SIFC is structured into 3 semester packages and a Master thesis of 30 ECTS credits each. The first semester package A consists of basic lectures and exercises in the area of food science. The advanced semester packages B deal with special subjects in the fields of food safety. Students choose two semester packages B, in which one has to be obtained at a partner university. The master thesis can be absolved at every SIFC partner university. This individual structure of the MSc SIFC offers a new international perspective for students and facilitates movement between different universities. The MSc SIFC was developed by members of the ELLS (Euroleague for Life Sciences) Universities and the University of Ljubljana.