City, University of London

City, University of London

Food Policy

The MPhil/PhD programme's purpose is to build an advanced route into academic work in food policy. Its goals are to help you: acquire the skills to become a professional researcher; explore a topic of relevance; contribute original work which will extend the current knowledge base; and to influence and change food policy.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: You should normally have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree with at least a second class (upper division) pass or equivalent; plus a good Masters-level degree with at least a pass with merit (or equivalent). Master of Philosophy - MPhil: You should normally have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree with at least a second class (upper division) pass or equivalent.

Course modules

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Research topics include: Changes in the fish commodity chain; Marketing relationships and practices and their impact on governance in the fresh produce supply chain; The effects of the National Curriculum on food education in the UK; Social sustainability and the UK horticultural sector; Policies, priorities and perspectives: an exploration of Laos PDR's food security framework; Global food governance and the role of civil society; Food Banks and their role in tackling food and low income; Governance of urban food strategies; Policy strategies relating to Health Start and links to fruit and vegetable procurement; Exploration of how the media has covered the connection between diet and cancer; and Social class basis of anti-obesity strategies. Master of Philosophy - MPhil: Research topics include: Changes in the fish commodity chain; Marketing relationships and practices and their impact on governance in the fresh produce supply chain; The effects of the National Curriculum on food education in the UK; Social sustainability and the UK horticultural sector; Policies, priorities and perspectives: an exploration of Laos PDR's food security framework; Global food governance and the role of civil society; Food Banks and their role in tackling food and low income; Governance of urban food strategies; Policy strategies relating to Health Start and links to fruit and vegetable procurement; Exploration of how the media has covered the connection between diet and cancer; and Social class basis of anti-obesity strategies.

Assessment methods

You will initially be registered for an MPhil award. Promotion to registration to PhD is not automatic, but contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a review process. This normally takes place towards the end of the first year of registration for full-time candidates and towards the end of the second year for part-time candidates. You submit a report to an academic panel and present at the annual research colloquium.

Sponsorship information

The School of Arts and Social Sciences is delighted to offer a PhD Studentship for this programme. The Studentship will comprise a full tuition fee waiver and a maintenance grant of £16,057 per annum for three years, starting in October 2016.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

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Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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