MSc Sustainable Food Systems

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Study our practice-focused masters in Sustainable Food Systems and gain the specialised skills needed to become a leader in the food sector. Learn how to drive policy and institutional changes in sustainability and climate change to transform local food systems.

Why study MSc Sustainable Food Systems?

Climate change is increasingly recognised as the major threat for humanity. Extreme weather events, likely caused by climate change, are already decimating crop yields. We’re also battling a biodiversity crisis and a health crisis of obesity and malnutrition, while we’re faced with increasing food insecurity due to rising living costs.

Many civil society organisations (CSOs), funding bodies and academics are demanding policy and institutional changes to address the inefficiencies of the current food system. To meet these growing demands, our MSc Sustainable Food Systems aims to produce diverse change makers to champion a transformation of the food system.

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to those who:

  • hold a first degree (minimum 2:2 honours) in a relevant subject such as (but not limited to) earth and environment, sustainability, geography, agriculture, biology, food science, nutrition, business and management, public health, sociology, politics or public administration or,
  • have other qualifications and/or experience considered to be equivalent by the Programme Manager.

If you do not meet the above grade requirements but have at least 12 months relevant professional experience and/ or equivalent qualifications, we will consider you on an individual basis.

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Programme Funding

Don’t let money stand in the way of your ambition. On top of the student loans available to UK postgraduate students, we offer a range of generous scholarships and bursaries to help you invest in your potential – please visit website for details.

Student Destinations

This course will offer you expertise in local food systems and climate change action needed to drive a transformation in this sector. You’ll meet a growing demand for professionals who will tackle critical challenges and champion policy and institutional changes, offering you a rewarding and challenging career. After graduating, you’ll be equipped with the skills and experience to become a food systems leader within government, public bodies, businesses and CSOs.

Become an expert in environmental sustainability and climate change resilience in local food systems. You’ll gain knowledge in a broad range of areas, including food justice, food security and policies, food production and supply chains, and farming systems and agroecology.

Module Details

  • Agroecology and Sustainable Farming Systems
  • Co-production and place-based methods
  • Creating Healthy food systems
  • Food security and food policy
  • Sustainable food system supply chains
  • Research in practice

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