Key information

How we produce, process, transport, market and consume food affects us all profoundly as individuals, communities and on a global level. On this unique master’s programme, you will explore the interconnections within our food system and the importance of integrated food policy in meeting wider health, economic and environmental goals.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will learn about designing and developing integrated food policies that are environmentally and economically sustainable, as well as supporting healthy diets and promoting social cohesion.

You will question assumptions and analyse conflicting narratives around the challenges within the food system and the best ways to resolve them.

The programme is structured around five modules:

Food and public policy
Food, culture and society
The political economy of food
Food, public health and the environment


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)
MSc (MSc Distance Learning)

Who is this course for?

If you are passionate about food policy and addressing the inequities in our systems of production and distribution, then this programme is for you.

Our students come from all over the world and from a wide range of professional backgrounds, creating a diverse learning environment with an international outlook.


There are many career paths open to you with this master’s degree.

Our alumni have gone on to establish successful careers in progressive food businesses, research and advocacy organisations, government, third sector and UN agencies, training and consultancy, the media and academia.

The research and analytical skills you will develop over this master’s programme are highly transferable.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
1 year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time
  • Online