Food Policy PhD / MPhil

City, University of London
United Kingdom
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
3 years
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 47,520

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Entry Requirements

  • Have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree with at least a second class (upper division) pass or equivalent.
  • A good Masters-level degree with at least a pass with merit (or equivalent).

English Language Requirements:

  • A first degree from a UK university or from the CNAA.
  • A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA.
  • GCE O-level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum.
  • An overall score of 6.5 in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest.
  • Other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the board of studies concerned.

*Please note that TOEFL and Cambridge Advanced/ Preliminary tests are no longer accepted.


You will initially be registered for an MPhil award. Promotion to registration to PhD is not automatic, but contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a review process. This normally takes place towards the end of the first year of registration for full-time candidates and towards the end of the second year for part-time candidates. You submit a report to an academic panel and present at the annual research colloquium.

Examples of research topics:

  • Changes in the fish commodity chain
  • Marketing relationships and practices and their impact on governance in the fresh produce supply chain
  • The effects of the National Curriculum on food education in the UK
  • Social sustainability and the UK horticultural sector
  • Policies, priorities and perspectives: an exploration of Laos PDR's food security framework
  • Global food governance and the role of civil society
  • Food Banks and their role in tackling food and low income
  • Governance of urban food strategies
  • Policy strategies relating to Health Start and links to fruit and vegetable procurement
  • Exploration of how the media has covered the connection between diet and cancer
  • Social class basis of anti-obesity strategies

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