MSc Food Security in Public Health

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    MSc 1 year full-time

Course Description

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‚Äôs 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.

Entry Requirements

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

EU/International applicants please visit website for details.

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Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and from the University.

Student Destinations

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.

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