City, University of London

City, University of London

Food Policy

The MSc in Food Policy is about analysing, researching and informing the future of food policy from the local to global scale. It is run by the Centre for Food Policy, which has pioneered an integrated approach to food policy since 1994. The ways in which we produce, process, distribute, market, prepare and consume food have important consequences for our health and that of the planet. We look at the positive and negative impacts of food, from the health, environmental, political, socio-economic and cultural perspective. This Masters promotes genuine interdisciplinary because we think you need to look at the subject from all angles to make the most holistic evaluation. It draws on social sciences (sociology, politics, economics, anthropology, psychology) as well as health sciences and epidemiology. We look at the latest food policy debates and place them in a historical context. You will be taught by a team of specialist food policy specialistswho are leaders in the field. Our academic staff are actively involved in research and in policy-making on the local, national and global stage. Our teaching reflects this engagement.

Entry requirements

Students will normally have a first or upper second class honours degree, although applications from students with significant professional experience in a related field of employment or research will be considered.

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students
Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences and the Arts.

Course modules

FPM001 - Food and public policy (30 credits) (Term 1) (Year 1 for part-time students);
FPM003 - Food, culture and society (30 credits) (Term 1) (Year 2 for part-time students) ;
FPM002 The political economy of food (30 credits) (Term 2) (Year 1 for part-time students);
FPM004 Food, public health and the environment (30 credits) (Term 2) (Year 2 for part-time students)

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through coursework.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships: Find out more about British Council scholarships and financial support; Find out more about scholarships for Turkish students wishing to study in the UK; Find out more about scholarships for Malaysian students wishing to study in the UK; Find out more about scholarships for German students wishing to study in the UK; Find out more about the International directory of scholarships. Bursaries: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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