Taught course

Food Security in Public Health

University of Bedfordshire · Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

This MSc course is designed to equip you with an advanced understanding of food security and its role to public health, and to ensure you have the skills and expertise you need to follow a rewarding career in this important area.

The study of food security in public health encompasses a number of different fields and areas of expertise so this course takes a multidisciplinary approach. You explore and evaluate current research in the field; the issues within food security in public health and how to overcome them; public health policy and practices; and the effectiveness of public health information. You also study food systems management as well as the legal and ethical considerations, including those relating to food standards.

The course links theory to practical application, with case studies from both developed and developing economies, so you develop the skills of enquiry and technical expertise necessary to respond in innovative ways to current and future challenges.

Why choose this course?

  • Work with our expert Life Sciences team, all of whom are actively involved in research so you are up to the minute when it comes to current and emerging developments in the field
  • Benefit from the expertise of University’s School of Society, Community and Health, who work collaboratively with Life Sciences on this course
  • Access the high-spec science facilities in our STEM building including its state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Build your analytic and evaluative skills with an advanced food security research project
  • Work closely with industry representatives and gain valuable work experience through our Life Sciences Liaison Board, which has strong links to a network of organisations including government regulatory agencies and the health sector

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 703