This course is taught over one academic term, lasting for 11 weeks. You’ll attend 33 hours of lectures and carry out self-directed study during this time.
All the sessions are run in the evenings, from 4-7pm, to allow you to fit your studies around your other commitments.
Teaching will include lectures from our highly experienced team in the Centre for Food Policy, as well as external experts. Your sessions will also involve classroom discussions and presentations, either from you or your fellow students.
Professor Corinna Hawkes has first-hand experience of policy development and advocacy in this area. She brings all her experience of translating research into food policy to the classroom after 20 years of working with governements, UN agencies, NGOs and Think Tanks.
There are two assessments for this course:
- A 2,500-word written essay. This accounts for 40% of your final mark, with a pass mark of 50%
- A 4,000-word policy brief. This is the kind of document you’ll be producing when you start work in this field. This accounts for 60% of your final mark, with a pass mark of 50%.
This course will give you 30 academic credits, which count towards your CPD. It’s also one of the core modules on our MSc Food Policy.