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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,670per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    116 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%



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