United Kingdom, London

Food and Nutrition in Development

when 25 July 2016 - 12 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1450

This course is designed for students, academics and practitioners interested in gaining knowledge on food, nutrition and health in low and middle-income countries. The course will cover three key areas:

Global food, nutrition and health-related challenges facing low and middle-income countries;
Key aspects of changing food systems and the politics of food;
Responses to hunger, malnutrition and poor health.
It is aimed at providing knowledge on fundamental debates in these areas of study and policy making and, crucially, at stimulating critical thinking on these issues. The contents draw on a range of disciplinary perspectives, such as political economy, nutritional science, and anthropology. The course does not require students to have prior qualifications in economics.

Course leader

Dr Deborah Johnston, Dr Sara Stevano and Fiorella Picchioni

Target group

Current students, professionals + leisure learners

Course aim

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Understand the critical food nutrition and health-related challenges facing low and middle-income countries
Be aware of some of the major patterns of change that food systems are undergoing and identify ways in which said changes shape global challenges
Critically engage with policy options to tackle malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request.

Fee info

GBP 1450: Tuition
A tuition fee of £1450 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees.

Application fee
A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £60 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.

An early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 31 March 2016.
15% discount for SOAS Alumni or if you take a combination of sessions 2 and 3.
20% discount for current SOAS students and our partner institutions.
Other discounts are available for groups, please contact us for further information.

Accommodation is available at an extra fee of £700 for 20 nights. For more details of how to reserve a room please our accommodation page.


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