University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Food Security and Food Justice

This course engages with interdisciplinary aspects of the topic, offers analytical and conceptual understanding, delivers employability skills and enhances critical engagement. You�ll develop the skills to work in private or public sector research, or join the civil service. Recent graduates have started careers in consulting or with organisations like CAFOD, the Environment Agency and the British Library. Many of our graduates stay on to do research. We have a high success rate in securing funding for those who wish to study for a PhD with us after finishing a masters.

Entry requirements

You�ll need a good 2.1 or first class Honours degree in geography or a related subject, or an equivalent recognised qualification. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: theory and debates in food security and food justice; research design and methods; food security and food justice field course � 2015/16 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.

Assessment methods

Teaching is delivered through a combination of workshops, lectures, seminars and practicals.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
0114 222 7900