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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Streatham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


  • We’ll prepare you to understand, critically asses and practically engage with foodways and food systems in industrialised and non-industrialised societies
  • Our core modules provide interdisciplinary perspectives drawing from fields such as archaeology, classics, history, anthropology, sociology, geography and political economy
  • Optional modules allow you to develop focused expertise in areas such as sustainable food production, health and nutrition, community development, education, or business and social enterprise
  • You can choose to undertake a placement or internship to gain valuable experience and develop professional networks
  • Engage with real-world examples, such as the impact of COVID-19, learning about their implications, and rise to the challenges and opportunities they present.


Employer valued skills

  • Research skills specific to foodways and food systems past and present on an international scale
  • Understanding of the economic, political and cultural dynamics of food systems and foodways
  • Ability to identify issues and problems faced by a range of stakeholders and the potential consequences of various forms of intervention and transformation
  • Researching, analysing and assessing sources of information
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Managing and interpreting information
  • Developing ideas and arguments

Career paths

Depending upon your interests and career objectives, you may go on to conduct doctoral research, or you may find employment in: food industry or small and medium-sized food businesses and social enterprises; government departments and agencies engaging with agriculture, fisheries, food manufacture, food safety, public health, or culture and heritage; food-focused print, broadcast and new media; or third sector organisations focused on issues such as environmental sustainability, trade policy, food safety, public health, food poverty, or social isolation.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,500per 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 Exeter

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  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

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