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Food and Public Policy CPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This course teaches you to think differently about the food system and your place within it. It focuses on developing the skills you need to bridge the gap between research and policy implementation. You’ll learn how to solve specific problems in your work while keeping one eye on the bigger picture.

Taught in the  unique environment of City’s world-renowned Centre for Food Policy, the focus is firmly on policy in the wider context of the food system.

You’ll be guided by a highly experienced team, including Professor Corinna Hawkes and Professor Tim Lang, as well as guest lecturers.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone working in the area of food, or who wants to get into the food sector. You must be keen to learn how food policy works and, if you already work in the sector, how your work fits into the food system as a whole.


Improve your career prospects by gaining a better understanding of the food system and learning new ways of approaching problems in the field of food and public policy. This unique module is also an excellent route into studying for a full Masters in Food Policy.

What will I learn?

This course is the only one of its kind. It allows you to dig into the detail of food and public policy. It will encourage you to think systemically about food policy and give you the tools you need to start influencing and leading in the food policy sector – and throughout the food sector.

The aim is to enable you to see and understand the whole picture surrounding food systems, and to use this knowledge to make decisions in your field that can have a far-reaching and positive impact.

Your lecturers will introduce case studies throughout the course, giving you real-world examples of food and public policy that you can learn from.

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