Cardiff University is recruiting for MSc In Food, Space, and Society


This exciting Masters programme offers in-depth insights into:

  • the opportunities for (and barriers to) food security, sustainability and justice;
  • the implications of food policies on spatial and socio-economic relationships between different actors in the food system and between rural and urban areas; and
  • the development effects of strategies that address the welfare and health needs of the human and animal population.

The MSc is designed and taught by staff from the Research Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Food (SURF), who have longstanding and world-renowned expertise on food geographies, politics and ethics.  Led by Prof Roberta Sonnino and Dr Agatha Herman, the teaching team includes Dr Chris Bear, Prof Tim Lang, Dr Ana Moragues Faus, Prof Terry Marsden, Prof Mara Miele, Prof Paul Milbourne, Prof Kevin Morgan, Geoff Tansey and Dr Andrew Williams.

Our engagement in global agenda-setting research ensures that you will be exposed to the cutting-edge debates in food studies, and involved with an extensive network of policy and practitioner stakeholders.  As part of the programme you will have the unique opportunity to work with a live food policy agenda, engaging with a real-world project to analyse challenges and offer solutions.  The MSc in Food, Space and Society will therefore be of particular interest to those wishing to gain expertise in contemporary food politics and geographies, offering the knowledge and skills to develop a research career or take advantage of the increasing professionalization of food jobs in the private and public sectors.

The programme involves five bespoke modules, addressing key issues in contemporary global food systems, alongside a food-related dissertation on a topic selected by each student in consultation with members of staff. The core modules are: Sustainable Food Systems; Food Security and Justice; The Politics of Food; Food Debates; and Researching Sustainability.  Optional modules allow a degree of personalisation to your MSc experience.

Further details, including how to apply:


If you have any questions, please contact Dr Agatha Herman ( or any member of the course team.