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Course summary

Climate change is increasingly recognised as the major threat for humanity. Extreme weather events, likely caused by climate change, are already decimating crop yields. We’re also battling a biodiversity crisis and a health crisis of obesity and malnutrition, while we’re faced with increasing food insecurity due to rising living costs. Many civil society organisations (CSOs), funding bodies and academics are demanding policy and institutional changes to address the inefficiencies of the current food system. To meet these growing demands, our MSc Sustainable Food Systems aims to produce diverse sustainability leaders with the specialised skills to drive change in this sector. Our interdisciplinary masters in Sustainable Food Systems is the only course of its kind in the UK. The content offers a unique focus on food justice and shifting local food systems through community-scale actions. From production to consumption, you’ll learn how to transform complex food systems to achieve sustainable, healthy and accessible outcomes for all. Designed in consultation with external food system stakeholders, you’ll study practice-oriented modules with real-world impact. Our content is strengthened by support from the Food Policy Alliance Cymru, which includes a wide range of organisations working across food policy and practice in Wales.


Entry requirements

Entry is open to those who: hold a first degree (minimum 2:2 honours) in a relevant subject such as (but not limited to) earth and environment, sustainability, geography, agriculture, biology, food science, nutrition, business and management, public health, sociology, politics or public administration or, have other qualifications and/or experience considered to be equivalent by the Programme Manager. If you are applying with non-standard qualifications, we might need to contact you for an informal discussion in order to establish whether you meet our entry requirements.


English language requirements

UWE Bristol's International College International students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College: https://www.kaplanpathways.com/colleges/uwe-bristol-international-college/ English language requirement International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The University accepts a large number of UK and international qualifications in place of IELTS. To find details of acceptable tests and the required grades please visit English Language requirements. If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent. English language support If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent. Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme: https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/YQ33


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sustainable Food Systems at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS