This MSc at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh is not about cooking. What it does offer students is the chance engage in a multidisciplinary study of food. Building on the definition of gastronomy as ‘the study of all things concerning the nourishment of humankind’, students are exposed to a wide range of topics and debates including, physiology and microbiology, taste and quality, anthropology and sociology, economics and politics, agriculture and public health, linguistics and semiotics, and so much more. This postgraduate program is unique to the UK; it encourages students to understand food from a holistic perspective and fosters an understanding of the complex connections between food culture and communication, systems and science, production and politics and more.
The delivery methods of teaching for this course are diverse. Students will learn with the assistance of tutors and expert guest speakers, in addition to interesting field trips and site visits. Students will learn about the many different ways that food influences our lives and shapes the world around us. They will also consider how a better understanding of food can help to solve many of the world’s social and environmental problems.
The course builds on QMU’s history as an innovative provider of food-related courses and is continuing to break new ground in this developing field.
Graduates of this course can embrace a number of job opportunities including further study and research, starting new food businesses and consultancies, developing new food products, community projects and social enterprises, taking part in campaigning and policy roles, as well as teaching jobs at secondary, further and higher levels. Are you interested in finding out more about this program? From Canada, please contact Barclay Educational Services at JSB@barclayedu.com Barclay is a recognized agent of QMU in Canada. As such our application assistance is FREE. The University pays our fee. Please let us know how we can help you embrace this new world of food!