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MScFood Security and Food Justice

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As the threat of a global food shortage looms, how can we make sure food is manufactured and distributed fairly in the global north and south? What can corporations, governments and ordinary people do to help?

It’s hard to imagine a more pressing issue, and this course gets right to the heart of it. The focus is on current public and academic debates in the area of food security and food justice.

Covering aspects of the topic across disciplines, the course also delivers employability skills.

The international field trip to Hong Kong includes the chance to meet charity workers, social entrepreneurs and other practitioners who are working on solutions to food access and distribution problems.

Flexible options allow you to design the course to suit your own interests.

The course will prepare you for work in the private, public or third sectors, or for research at PhD level.

Programme structure

Core modules

Theory and Debates in Food Security and Food Justice
Research Design and Methods
Food Security and Food Justice Field Course (in 2015-16 this was in Hong Kong)
Dissertation with placement
Professional Skills for Food Security and Food Justice

Optional modules

Ideas and Practice in Development
Policy and Practice
Global Politics of the Environment and Climate Change
Understanding Environmental Change
Poverty, Place and Inequality
Soil and Sustainability
Global Justice
The Politics of International Law, Cities of Diversity
Planning for informality
Governance and Participation in the Global South
Global Social Policy and Governance
Disaster and Emergency Management
Advanced Languages 2
Open Source GIS and Spatial Data Analysis

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a combination of:

You’ll take part in a field trip to Hong Kong where you will explore a food system that is distinctive from that which is readily findable in the US or the UK.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States