MA in Food Security and Food Justice.

The MA in Food Security and Food Justice has been developed at a time when academic, policy, public and commercial interest in the complex range of issues associated with the topic has exploded. Alongside this, there is a blossoming of employment opportunities for those who have the specific knowledge and analytical skills needed to help provide solutions to food security and food justice issues at global, national, and local scales. This MA helps address this shortfall by offering a programme that engages with interdisciplinary aspects of the topic, offers analytical and conceptual understanding, delivers employability/entrepreneurial skills, and enhances critical engagement with the subject through international experience. Distinctive features of the course are:

  • International, interdisciplinary, and multi-scalar perspectives presented through core and optional topical modules
  • Professional and entrepreneurial skills development via a professional skills module
  • A core fieldtrip to Hong Kong, which offers opportunities to put experience learning on the ground
  • A placement or research dissertation
  • Flexible options that engage student’s own interests and allow them to tailor their learning

These features ensure students develop the intellectual and practical skills needed to go on to further study and/or work with food security and food justice organizations across the world.

The MA in Food Security and Food Justice is suited to any level of graduate experience, from a new graduate to a professional; this course explores the changing theory, policy and practice of Food Security and Food Justice and equips students with the expertise to pursue academic, policy or practitioner careers.