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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Food Science / Technology Food Quality Control

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Who is it for?

From artisanal bakeries to Ministries of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, our students come to study the MSc in Food Policy from around the world, across the food landscape and go on to develop their careers in a variety of ways once they graduate.

The course is for students who are passionate about food policy and are open to challenging their own assumptions. We want you to graduate from this Masters with a more disciplined and rigorous approach so you can be more effective in pursuing your passions within the food domain.

If you would like to discuss why this course is suited to you (face-to-face, via Skype or on the phone) please email the Programme Director Dr Claire Marris.

Objectives:

How does a coconut growing in Malaysia become a coconut drink in the UK? On this programme we explore how policy influences the trajectory of food not just from field to fork but across time and territory.

The MSc in Food Policy is about analysing, researching and informing the future of food policy from the local to global scale. It is run by the Centre for Food Policy, founded by Prof. Tim Lang in 1994. Read this report for a summary of the Centre's past work and vision for the future.

The ways in which we produce, process, distribute, market, prepare and consume food have important consequences for our health and that of the planet. We look at the positive and negative impacts of food, from the health, environmental, political, socio-economic and cultural perspective.

This Masters promotes genuine interdisciplinary because we think you need to look at the subject from all angles to make the most holistic evaluation. It draws on social sciences (sociology, politics, economics, anthropology, psychology) as well as health sciences and epidemiology. We look at the latest food policy debates and place them in a historical context.

You will be taught by a team of food policy specialists who are leaders in the field. Our academic staff are actively involved in research and in policy-making on the local, national and global stage. Our teaching reflects this engagement.

Career prospects:

According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, previous graduates in employment six months after completing the course earn an average salary of £34,750.

We are very proud of our alumni. For example, our alumni run NGOs and progressive food businesses, work in government and UN agencies, and have established great careers in health advocacy, journalism and academia.

Different course options

Full time | Northampton Square | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The history of agricultural commodities such as sugar, coffee and grains is both long and international in character. But how are contemporary processes of global integration transforming the organisation of agro-food systems? How are these world-scale forces mediated and resisted at the national and local levels? How are hi-tech (e.g. genetic modification) and alternative technologies (e.g. organic agriculture) affecting the food system? For the assignment, you will research the political economy of a food chain of your choice in its entirety, ?from field to fork?. Minimum qualifying mark of 50% for the second assignment (full essay) only.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,830

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will normally have a first or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant discipline, which is equivalent to a minimum United States Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.33; but applications from students with significant professional experience in a related field of employment, volunteering or research will be considered.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries. The University is divided into five different Schools: Cass Business School School of Arts & Social Sciences School of Health Sciences School of...more

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