Official Master's Degree in Food Safety


The official master's degree in Food Safety is an interuniversity programme coordinated by the University of Barcelona (UB) with the participation of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). The course is organised and taught with the support of the Catalan Food Safety Agency (ACSA), the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) and the Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food.

This master's degree is a response to growing interest in food safety among agrofood companies, public authorities and consumers. Food safety is regulated by law, given its potential impact on the population. The mission of this master's programme is both to offer a broad, cross-disciplinary perspective on the different aspects of food safety in the agrofood business and to focus in detail on each sector and level of food production and trade.

Key features

Teaching staff from the UAB's Department of Animal and Food Science participate in the modules Food Safety Management and Tools of Food Safety Management. The course lecturers are: Manuel Castillo Zambudio, Manuela Hernández Herrero (Teaching Coordinator on behalf of the UAB), Josefina Plaixats Boixadera, Artur Xavier Roig Sagués, Jordi Saldo Periago, Jose Juan Rodríguez Jerez and Antonio José Trujillo Mesa.

Career options

Career options available are in the agrifood business, public administration and research (PhD studies).

Among the career paths open to holders of this master's degree are:

  • Development, implementation and management of food safety quality assurance in the agri-food industry
  • Consultancy services on food safety
  • Research and development in risk evaluation, management and communication
  • General R+D+i activities.


Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Coordinator university:Universitat de Barcelona
Other participating universities:Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Collaborating institutions:Nutrition and Food Safety Research Institute (INSA·UB)
Catalan Agency of Food Security

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