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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

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • 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

Tuition fees

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£ 11,470per year

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

University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    192 93%

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    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    43rd

    11

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