Food Policy PhD / MPhil

City, University of London
United Kingdom
Qualification
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 47,520

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.

Curriculum

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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