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Equipping you with specialist skills and knowledge to engage with the challenges relating to food security, this programme provides you with the ability and experience that could also be used to make informed decisions in any workplace.Our PG Diploma is a distance learning programme designed for people with an interest in the global food system and for professionals in the food supply industry. This exciting course explores important issues related to food security, focusing on production, distribution, and waste.The course is highly flexible. It is offered as either a full-time course over one year, or as a part-time course over a maximum of four years so that you can fit study around your day job. Teaching is done largely online; all materials are supplied and you can work through them at your own pace. You will also have the opportunity to meet your fellow students and network at optional short workshops, or online discussionsTo gain a PGDip you need to complete eight modules. The programme starts in October with an introductory module, which covers a broad range of issues related to food security. After that, you will develop a breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise by choosing additional specialist taught modules. Module choices are varied and studying a selection of topics will allow you to develop specialist knowledge of the factors impacting upon food security and environmental effects on food production.Alongside topics such as crop production science and ethical food systems, you will have the option to take study skills modules such as a literature review. These will introduce you to a higher level of research skills which are beneficial when exploring new opportunities within your career.Upon graduation, you will have a raft of skills, knowledge, and experience, which will allow you to engage with and begin to tackle the food challenges of the 21st century. This will be invaluable in the workplace, allowing you to make informed decisions, progress i
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58 and a minimum of 50 in each component
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You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or/with full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee ent
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September, 2022 Duration 1 Year Course fee GBP 16,480
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Lancaster University

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Lancaster University is a collegiate public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The university was established by royal charter in 1964, one of several new universities created in the 1960s.
Lancaster University is a public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, consistently ranking within the top ten in three major UK university league tables. The university is proud of its international community and aims to offer all students a global experience during their time there, with students coming from over 100 countries around the world.
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Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

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The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster city centre. Our Bailrigg campus is open to all, and members of the local community are welcome to use and enjoy many of our facilities and events.