Taught course

Food and Development

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Global Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in a social or natural science but if you do not meet the academic requirements or have other degrees you will also be considered if you can show evidence of relevant work or voluntary experience. You must write a detailed two-page personal statement, explaining why you are applying for the degree and the relevance of your previous experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Food is a cross-cutting development issue that concerns hunger, food insecurity, malnutrition, environment sustainability, power politics, social justice and cultural identity. It is about the global and the local, and the hard trade-offs that the globalisation era has brought about.

This MA draws on wide-ranging expertise of faculty at both IDS and School of Global Studies at Sussex (where you’ll be based). You’ll gain an advanced understanding of the complex relationship between food and development.

We build your analytical and practical skills, improving your ability to engage critically with issues such as:

  • food and nutrition security
  • sustainable food systems
  • value chains and corporate power
  • agri-food technology and its contestations.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected our online prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course enquiries
Email
globalstudiespg@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 877686