As instances of global and local food injustice are reported with more frequency, the dysfunction of our food system and complexity of food culture is being more widely recognized. Increasingly, it is understood that reductionist approaches to solving food related issues are ineffective. A more comprehensive understanding and holistic approach is greatly needed.
The MSc Gastronomy provides an opportunity to study food and food systems in a more complete sense. This innovative new course - the first of its kind in Scotland - acknowledges the truly complex nature of food and includes studies in nutrition, production and consumer culture, but also moves deeper to consider food culture within the contexts of anthropology, environment, sustainability, politics and communications.
Through experience of diverse food related businesses; from soup kitchens to Michelin Star restaurants, community allotments to large-scale agri-business, students will gain all important exposure to the diverse dynamics effecting how we consume, produce, represent and understand food. Scotland will often be the showcase for this, but the concepts are transferable to other countries, for one thing that people require irrespective of nationhood is the ability to feed themselves.
Whether you are looking to enhance your career in the food industry or are simply interested in cultivating a fuller understanding of food, please contact us. We are more than happy to discuss the course in more depth and help you discover if Gastronomy is what youre looking for.