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Global Food Security and Nutrition (Online Learning) MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgCert (ICL), PgProfDev

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    Professional Development Diploma

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    01-APR-21, 13-SEP-21, 10-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilisation of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society.

The challenges related to food are not only the existence of approximately 795 million undernourished people in the world (Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)) but also: the increasing presence of diet-related, non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes and heart disease); the contribution of agriculture to greenhouse gas emissions; land use change

Understanding the interconnection of food, health and the environment, as well as their trade-offs, is vital to formulate policies that enable us to achieve food security in a sustainable manner.

What will I learn?

This programme recognises that food security concerns not only food policy and food production issues but other aspects such as: land tenure; immigration; demographics; diet and nutrition; technology; natural resources (e.g., pressures on water and soil); climate change.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    187 94%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    22

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