The Postgraduate Diploma in Food Systems and Governance is made up of two mandatory Specialisations and a final project.
The two mandatory Specialisations are:
- Food Systems Analysis
- International Agri-Food Governance
To review the course content of the Specialisations that make up the Diploma in Food Systems and Governance and when these Specialisations are offered, please visit the specific programme pages.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Food Systems and Governance provides you with an opportunity to pursue a research topic in your area of interest. You may collaborate with your employer to develop a project or you may opt to undertake an independent research project. A UOC advisor must approve your research question and will work with you to carry out the research in an appropriate and timely fashion.
This Final Research Project (3 ECTS) is required to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Food Systems and Governance and is to be completed over the duration of the programme.
In general, research will be multi-disciplinary and will have a practical application.
The Final Research Project will be evaluated by an Academic Committee. The Committee can include a mentor from your company or organization. Agreements with industry on confidentiality are always strictly taken into account. Students must defend their project. This can be done virtually or in person.
Completing the Final Research Project is a task that requires patience and dedication. While the Final Research Project is a major task, we will work with you to make it manageable.