Taught course


Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Tourism, Hospitality and Events

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Entry requirements

There are several routes to entry:

  • Applicants may have a first degree in an associated subject, for example, a BA (Hons) in hospitality, culinary art or nutrition
  • An honours degree (or equivalent) in a different discipline but where the applicant has a demonstrable passion for food and drink
  • An applicant may potentially be a mature student who has spent a considerable period of time in industry and wishes to formalise their education

Months of entry


Course content

This unique, multidisciplinary course provides students with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the complex role that food plays in shaping our lives and the world around us.

This course, the first and only one of its kind in the UK, acknowledges the complex nature of food and takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine the often unseen links between food culture and communication, systems and science, production and politics and more. This could be the course for you if you are looking to enhance your career in the food industry or are interested in cultivating a fuller understanding of food.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Donald Reid