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Food Sciences

From mastering the professional equipment essential to a fully functioning food sciences lab, to understanding key concepts in the production, distribution and preservation of food, courses in Food Sciences provide the knowledge and skills necessary for success. Food sciences courses specialize in concentrated areas of the field, such as Avant-Garde Culinary Techniques, Gourmet Foods, and Innovation. Courses in food sciences are equally useful to acquire requisite credit hours in a Bachelor or Graduate level Food Sciences program, or as professional development for working professionals.

In the interest of applying to a range of prospective students with varying academic needs, food sciences courses are typically offered on a full time or part time basis. The duration of a food science course can vary from a week to months or even a year. Courses in food sciences typically include a combination of coursework, lectures and lab work to be completed independently, or sometimes as a part of a group. The specifics of any projects or lessons in food sciences courses will depend greatly on the area of concentration the course focuses on.

If your professional career could benefit from the added qualifications, certification or diploma available through the completion of a short course in the food sciences, then read more about the opportunities available to you, today!

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Food and Society

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Specialisation in Food and Society proposes an interdisciplinary exploration of the role that food plays in society and the role society and culture play in shaping food choices. [+]

Best Course Studies in Food Sciences 2017. The Specialisation in Food and Society proposes an interdisciplinary exploration of the role that food plays in society and the role society and culture play in shaping food choices. The way we produce and eat food has shifted rapidly over the last century, spurred on by new technologies, industrialisation, urbanization and globalisation. But some things remain the same: food is one of the first essentials of life, the world's largest industry, a frequently indulged pleasure and is often at the core of our social relationships. This course is comprised of four modules: The Food of History; Anthropology of Food Globalisation; Food and Communication; and, Food, Heritage and Tourism. Focus in this specialisation is on the role that food plays in our communities and societies, how we are influenced and impacted by food and in turn, how food is impacted by us. This Specialisation is taught by an interdisciplinary and international team of experts. With this training, students will understand the history of food, up to the way that food is currently interpreted, eaten (diets and nutrition) and marketed. This Specialisation in Food and Society can be taken as a stand-alone certificate. It also makes up a mandatory part of the Master's in Food, Culture and Territory and the Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Culture and Locality. The Specialisation in Food and Society is also an elective in the Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance. Objectives To look at food and food systems from a historical point of view. To identify and analyze events and phenomena that can be used as case studies to add further depth to the examination of present-day issues that might constitute the student's specific interests. To acquire a set of analytical tools in terms of concepts and methodologies that students will be able to apply to their specific field of research or professional activity, which include: How to frame historical questions related to food and food systems; How to take into account the multiple ways of approaching food history; How to define what makes research on food history rigorous; How to develop a language for communicating research so that it has a larger impact. To acquire analytical tools to achieve a better understanding of how food operates as a system of communication and, at the same time, how food-related communication and media represent food. To not only examine food-focused media such as cookbooks, magazines, cooking shows, films, and the internet, but also the communication practices connected with marketing (advertising, packaging, and design), health (dieting, nutrition, food safety) and socio-political issues (sustainability, biodiversity, food security, food sovereignty). To examine how food is employed in various media for all kinds of different goals, even when their main focus is not food (cultural and identity wars, environment, climate change, social inequality etc.). Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. The courses are geared towards: Individuals working in NGOs and community organizations that address issues related to food, and agriculture. Individuals working in the agri-food sector. Public administrators. Policy analysts. Consultants. Lawyers. Journalists specializing in food politics. Professional organisations or international cooperation projects that address issues linked to food and agriculture. Students wishing further education on issues of agri-food governance. Providing students with the necessary tools for improving their employability, giving them the right to knowledge and education to be successful in the different occupations they will have during their lives, is a fundamental purpose of our postgraduate programmes. Student profile Food and Society students typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector, or an academic background in anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health, agriculture or sociology. The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agri-food sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. Learning resources Materials will be in English and will include written course materials, relevant websites, academic articles, books and magazine articles, among others. Academic requirements Students can still apply for the programme even if they do not have a university degree. The Specialisation in Food and Society is open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. Prior knowledge The course materials and teaching language is English. A strong grasp of English is required for this programme. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Food Systems Analysis

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis provides students with a strong understanding of the main issues facing food systems today, including sustainable and local food systems, seeds, nutrition, gender, ecology, social movements, economics, globalisation and localisation. [+]

The Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis provides students with a strong understanding of the main issues facing food systems today, including sustainable and local food systems, seeds, nutrition, gender, ecology, social movements, economics, globalisation and localisation. Students consider theories and critiques of trade liberalisation and food governance. Finally, students are introduced to research methods that will allow them not only to effectively undertake research on questions related to food systems, but also to undertake policy analysis. This specialisation is taught by an international group of experts. With this training, students will be better prepared to understand, analyse and address issues linked to our food systems across a variety of sectors. This Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis can be taken as a stand-alone certificate. It also makes up a mandatory part of the Master's in International Agri-Food Governance and the Postgraduate Diploma in Food Systems and Governance. Objectives To provide students with the tools and knowledge tot analyse and understand: food systems and their role in society; how food and agriculture are regulated nationally and internationally; how agencies and institutions regulate agriculture and food nationally and internationally. To provide a framework for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, programmes and viewpoints among players, including other universities, researchers, professionals, civil service, private sector and government. Comprehensive understandign of food systems in a local, regional and global context. Awareness of the role that food plays across cultures, historically and in contemporary societies. Understanding of the relationships between economics, environment, society, culture and agri-food policy. Capacity to apply theory and knowledge to policy analysis. Competence in approaching a research problem in the area of food systems. Competence in articulating a research question, data collection and articulating research results. Competence in critically evaluating research. Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. The courses are geared towards: Individuals working in NGOs and community organizations that address issues related to food, and agriculture Individuals working in the agri-food sector Public administrators Policy analysts Consultants Lawyers Journalists specializing in food politics Professional organisations or international cooperation projects that address issues linked to food and agriculture Students wishing further education on issues of agri-food governance Providing students with the necessary tools for improving their employability, giving them the right to knowledge and education to be successful in the different occupations they will have during their lives, is a fundamental purpose of our postgraduate programmes. Student profile Food Systems Analysis students typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector, or an academic background in anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health, agriculture or sociology. The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agri-food sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. Learning resources Materials will be in English and will include written course materials, relevant websites, academic articles, books and magazine articles, among others. Academic requirements Students can still apply for the programme even if they do not have a university degree. The Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis is open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. Prior knowledge The course materials and teaching language is English. A strong grasp of English is required for this programme. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]