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University of Exeter: Food Studies

Institution University of Exeter
Department Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Anthropology
Study type Taught


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

  • Our core modules provide interdisciplinary perspectives drawing from fields such as archaeology, classics, history, anthropology, sociology, geography, political economy, business and the life sciences.

  • Optional modules allow you to develop focused expertise in areas such as sustainable food production, health and nutrition, community development, education, or business and social enterprise or to prepare for further research by studying theory and methods in a range of disciplines.

  • Optional programme pathways will allow you to specialise in either Food, Society and Culture, or Food Systems and Sustainability.

  • You can choose to undertake a placement or internship to gain valuable experience and develop professional networks

  • Engage with real-world examples, such as the impact of COVID-19, learning about their implications, and rise to the challenges and opportunities they present.

  • To learn more about modules, assessment methods, facilities and our staff research expertise please visit our course page.


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