The programme gives foundation to comparative understanding of foodways and food systems in industrialised and non-industrialised societies, and the relation of each of these to global forces.
Core modules provide interdisciplinary perspectives drawing from fields including archaeology, classics, history, anthropology, sociology, geography, and political economy. You will survey the historical development of agriculture and food - from the agricultural revolution, to the industrialisation of agriculture and food manufacturing, to the globalisation of food.
With food at the centre of so many pressing global issues today, the field of Food Studies is rapidly developing.
The Food Studies programme at University of Exeter will equip you to conduct research on foodways and food systems - whether past or present, whether in the UK or elsewhere in the world. It fosters comparative understanding of the economic, political and cultural dynamics of food systems and foodways, as well as critical perspectives that will enable you to identify issues and problems faced by a range of stakeholders and the potential consequences of various forms of intervention and transformation.
Upon completion, you will be prepared to articulate these perspectives in various forms - from the writing of reports or scholarly pieces to the production of grant proposals or business plans.
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- Food and Agriculture in Historical Perspective
- Food, Body and Society
- Food Systems, Alternative Food Networks, and Ethical Consumption
- Dissertation in Food Studies
- Directed Practical Study: Agriculture and Food
- Permaculture and Gardening with Nature
- Theory and Methods of Food Preservation
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesFood Sciences View 110 other Masters in Food Sciences in United Kingdom
Usually a good honours degree, 2.1 or equivalent in any discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant professional experience and evidence of good research and writing skills will also be considered.
International19300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: £4,505 part-time
- International: £9,650 part-time
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