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Food Security in Public Health MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Security Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

This course is what you are looking for if you want to gain a complete understanding of foods systems management in the context of public health and environmental protection and sustainability. It will focus on developing your knowledge and skills in food analysis, processing and hygiene to address safety and quality aspects.

The School continues to develop its facilities with an impressive laboratory infrastructure and the University will soon be opening a new building specifically for STEM subjects. All teaching is informed by research to ensure you are informed of current and emerging developments in the field and the School also has strong links to external stakeholders in industry and practice sectors.

Studying this course will create career opportunities for you in government agencies, industry and other organisations related to the broad area of food systems management allied to public health and environmental sustainability. Recent graduates are currently employed in diverse sectors including healthcare, pharmaceutical, food, research, science and education, whilst others have secured funding to pursue PhDs and/or places to study medicine.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is integral in all units to check that you have met the threshold standards expected of all graduates. They are also linked to learning, designed to develop key subject specific and transferable skills for future employment. The requirements of each assessment will be detailed in a formal assessment brief document and discussed in teaching sessions. Units that include an end of unit examination shall include a formative exam experience to prepare students. The assessment tasks will include: - Poster presentations - End of unit examination (unseen written examinations); - Problem-based learning, based on case studies, - Laboratory report - Poster presentation - Reflective writing and portfolio submissions - Open book examination Dissertation report writing.

Modules

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

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£13,275

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

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

Formed in 2006, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern university boasting innovative state-of-the-art facilities. These are: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury The University is constantly investing in its campuses and facilities, having opened a brand new, four-storey STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) building in September 2019. They have also invested in a high-tech, seven-storey...more