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University of Leeds: Sustainable Food Systems and Food Security

Institution University of Leeds
Department School of Earth and Environment
Telephone 0113 343 8109
Study type Taught


Food security is providing nutritious, safe and affordable food for all. Being able to do this sustainably is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Food practitioners need to able to respond to food security and safety concerns, shifting attitudes towards food and farming, changing diets and demographics, as well as balancing global economic and environmental pressures.

This course comes at a time when food and its implications on our health and planet are making the headlines. From the food-waste paradox to food’s devastating environmental impact — the need for sustainable food systems couldn’t be more paramount. That’s why organisations across the world are looking for qualified experts in this area, to help resolve some of the greatest challenges we’re facing in food today.

That’s why our MSc in Sustainable Food Systems and Food Security uses a holistic system thinking approach to understand, evaluate and deconstruct the complexity of the food system, in order to formulate secure and sustainable solutions that address these grand challenges.

The course benefits from expertise from across a wide range of Schools, giving you extensive knowledge and a varying skill set to be able to tackle real-world issues effectively. You’ll also have access to world-leading research in food and other relevant topics, conducted right here on campus. This means, once you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped to pursue an exciting and rewarding career in this industry.

Why study at Leeds: - Benefit from interdisciplinary learning and specialist practical and theoretical teaching, with expertise from multiple Schools: Earth and Environment, Food Science and Nutrition, Psychology, Geography, Biology, the Institute for Transport Studies and Leeds University Business School.

  • Learn the latest innovations in relevant topics within food, sustainability and beyond from the impactful, world-leading research conducted across seven different Schools and collaborations with the Global Food and Environment Institute, which feeds directly into the course.

  • Advance your knowledge and skills in key areas like food security, sustainable food production, food supply chains and food consumption.

  • Conduct your own individual research project focusing on a genuine real-world research challenge that suits your interests, provided by the academic supervisory team and our non-academic partners.

  • Join one of our societies, such as SusSoc, where you can meet like-minded people at events such as socials and sports.


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