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Food, Space and Society (MSc)

1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

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Course Aims

The course aims to help individuals from a range of backgrounds to pursue an academic career in food studies, enhance the skills of those working in the sector and help prospective practitioners and policy-makers to understand more deeply the interplay between food security, justice and sustainability.

Special Features

Course Description

The MSc Food, Space and Society is specifically aimed at those people wishing to gain expertise on contemporary food geographies. Students gain insights into the ways in which food-related problems are defined, and the scope for applying cutting-edge policy and practical solutions to the challenges that an increasingly complex food system is raising for governments, researchers and regulatory bodies.

The course links together theoretical debates about food at different spatial scales with the practical dimensions of policy formulation and implementation. Based on their detailed knowledge of key tensions and debates related to food security, justice and sustainability, students will be able to develop suitable approaches to analysing and explaining trends and developments as well as to discuss appropriate policy responses. A further core feature of the course is the focus on the latest social science research around food, in which the teaching team has a world-renowned expertise.

The course modules address three key dimensions:

Course Structure

The course is divided into two parts:

Available Modules

The following list relates to the modules for the academic year 2014/15.

Core Modules

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