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Global Food Security and Nutrition (Online Learning) PgProfDev

Global Food Security and Nutrition (Online Learning) PgProfDev

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2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Professional Development Diploma

Subject areas

Nutrition Security

Course type


Course Summary

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilisation of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society.

The challenges related to food are not only the existence of approximately 795 million undernourished people in the world (Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)) but also: the increasing presence of diet-related, non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes and heart disease); the contribution of agriculture to greenhouse gas emissions; land use change

Understanding the interconnection of food, health and the environment, as well as their trade-offs, is vital to formulate policies that enable us to achieve food security in a sustainable manner.

What will I learn?

This programme recognises that food security concerns not only food policy and food production issues but other aspects such as: land tenure; immigration; demographics; diet and nutrition; technology; natural resources (e.g., pressures on water and soil); climate change.


Global Food Security and Nutrition
Global Food Security and Nutrition

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

10 credits £1,065; 20 credits £2,125

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

10 credits £1,065; 20 credits £2,125

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological or biochemical sciences.