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Research and Innovation

Study and training

PhD research

Exeter Food members supervise PhD research in a wide range of disciplines. To explore possibilities, contact a member with expertise in your area of interest.

Information about how to apply, and funding opportunities, may be found on our Postgraduate study site.

See list of PhD researchers and their projects.

Postgraduate taught courses

MA Food Studies

We’ll prepare you to understand, critically assess and practically engage with foodways and food systems in industrialised and non-industrialised societies.

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MSc Global Sustainability Solutions

Apply your learning to real-world challenges and operating in a complex problem space

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MA Public Health 

Offered in collaboration with the University of Exeter Business School, the programme combines the expertise of our world-renowned public health experts with specialists in leadership and management and aims to deliver high quality, integrated, multi-disciplinary learning for leadership and problem-solving across the broad field of public health.

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Undergraduate courses

BSc Nutrition

Explore the scientific and social relationship between diet, health and wellbeing.

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BSc Business and Environment  

The BSc Business and Environment Programme focuses on the interdependence of business and the natural environment. The Programme equips business leaders of tomorrow with the skills and insights to tackle the most pressing challenges facing society.

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BSc Biological Science 

Tailor your programme to your interests, potentially culminating in a named specialism. These include Animal Biology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease, and Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Online course


Future Food: Sustainable Food Systems for the 21st Century

Find out what sustainability means for food and explore the challenges of our journey towards a more sustainable food future.

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I was able to develop a framework to guide sustainable school food in primary education in England. 

I applied interdisciplinary lens, from the fields of public health, environmental sciences, and education, to study sustainable school food and co-design, implement and evaluate the first sustainable school meal research intervention enhanced by a food education content in three schools in England.

A guide on sustainable school food programs that are financially viable and nutritionally adequate, and environmentally sensitive is an outcome I feel proud about. I am grateful to the schools, the catering providers and the local and national organisations that made my work possible.

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Fatma Sabet

Doctoral Research Student; ESRC funded - 2019-2022