Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Teaching & Learning

It's not just academics that get involved in our research, our students do too.

Here at the University of Warwick we offer several postgraduate courses centred on the study of food. Our Food GRP supports students and student research.

IFSTAL is an interactive training programme designed to improve post-graduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system. With funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the programme brings together five leading higher education institutes.

For more information, see our IFSTAL page.

    We need to rethink about how and where we produce and consume our food. Countries need to balance food production with imports. Suppliers need to ensure we have food all year long at low cost and high quality. Climate change and a growing world population are putting pressure on governments, producers to plan ahead for food security. This course gives you the skills and tools to help address these global challenges.

    For more information, see our MSc Food Security web page.

    The world's population is rapidly increasing. Crop agriculture gives us food, fibres and fuel. This course provides the knowledge and practical skills for how crops are improved, grown and managed. We examine how we can adapt to future industry changes influenced by climate change, pressure on resources and food shortage.

    For more information, see our MSc Sustainable Crop Production web page 

    This course looks at the sustainable provisions of food, materials, energy and landscape in a changing global environment. We explore issues related to sustainable food production and provision of ecosystem services. These include environmental bioscience, management, societal matters and regulation.

    For more information, see our MSc Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate web page.

    The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed in 2015, commit the international community to a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity. Of these, SDG#2 specifically aims to end hunger, end all forms of malnutrition, and ensure sustainable food production systems by 2030.

    School for Cross-Faculty studies - Global Sustainable Development, this module looks at Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability in the Global Food System:

    For more information see our Undergraduate module web page

    Undergraduate Modules

    CX252 (Classics): Food and drink in the ancient Mediterranean

    GD205 (Global Sustainable Development): Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability in the Global Food System

    HI2A7 (History): A Global History of Food

    HI390 (History): The World of the Tavern in Early Modern Europe

    PH255 (PPE): Interdisciplinary Topics (Food)

    TH327 (Theatre Studies): Food & Performance (video trailer)

    Postgraduate Modules

    HR933 Challenges to Global Food Security

    PO984 The Global Food System