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Food Security in Public Health MSc

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Full time | Luton Campus | 1 year | OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Security Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

This MSc course is designed to equip you with an advanced understanding of food security and its role to public health, and to ensure you have the skills and expertise you need to follow a rewarding career in this important area.

The study of food security in public health encompasses a number of different fields and areas of expertise so this course takes a multidisciplinary approach. You explore and evaluate current research in the field; the issues within food security in public health and how to overcome them; public health policy and practices; and the effectiveness of public health information. You also study food systems management as well as the legal and ethical considerations, including those relating to food standards.

The course links theory to practical application, with case studies from both developed and developing economies, so you develop the skills of enquiry and technical expertise necessary to respond in innovative ways to current and future challenges.

Why choose this course?

  • Work with our expert Life Sciences team, all of whom are actively involved in research so you are up to the minute when it comes to current and emerging developments in the field
  • Benefit from the expertise of University’s School of Society, Community and Health, who work collaboratively with Life Sciences on this course
  • Access the high-spec science facilities in our STEM building including its state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Build your analytic and evaluative skills with an advanced food security research project
  • Work closely with industry representatives and gain valuable work experience through our Life Sciences Liaison Board, which has strong links to a network of organisations including government regulatory agencies and the health sector


Principles, Policies And Issues In Public Health (PUB017-6) - Core
Epidemiology In Public Health (PUB002-6) - Core
Food And Nutrition Insecurity (BHS034-6) - Core
Food Security Research Project (BHS038-6) - Core
Food Systems Management (BHS037-6) - Core
Food Quality Assurance (BHS036-6) - Core
Food Safety (BHS035-6) - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

Department profile

Why study STEM? Postgraduate study is a valuable investment for life, designed to enhance your career prospects, facilitate career change, add to your academic achievements and to provide you with an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of an area that interests you. Postgraduate study provides you with the perfect opportunity to specialise in your chosen subject, whilst working alongside our world-leading, expert academics in an...more

University information

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern university with a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population that includes around 20,000 students from over 100 countries. It offers a wide variety of research-informed courses, which believes in nurturing students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens. Bedfordshire has campuses located in: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury The...more

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