Objectives and competences

This course examines the theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of sustainable food systems, with an emphasis on the social, political, economic and environmental contexts that shape and are shaped by those aspects in order to understand what constitutes a sustainable food system. Practical aspects of the course include a visit/interview with food companies and agri-food businesses, a visit to a school canteen and an interactive classroom activity in which students measure their carbon footprint, among other activities. This training is particularly suitable for people with a background in environmental studies, agricultural studies and education.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Farmàcia i Ciències de l'Alimentació
Branch of knowledge
  • Agricultural sciences and food technology
  • Physiotherapy, podiatry, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, optics and optometry, and speech therapy
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 850,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:15/01/2024
Master's degree course homepage www.ub.edu/campusalimentacio
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Yes

Objectives and competences


- To be able to apply systems thinking tools to the analysis of food systems.
- To analyse research findings and policies on food systems in order to be able to make evidence-based assessments and ethical decisions.
- To be able to communicate clearly and effectively in relation to food systems through written and oral presentations in a professional environment with a diverse audience.
- To engage in respectful dialogue, collaborative teamwork and problem solving with people with a wide variety views and backgrounds.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Students from educational institutions in the United States with an international agreement with specialized entities.
- In exceptional circumstances, places may be filled by national and international students who have proof of a high level of English.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.



12/01/2024 11/02/2024

Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585

Email address:fil-secretaria@ub.edu
Telephone:93 2556000
Observations:Tuesday and Thursday, from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., at the Faculty of Philology and Communication, Josep Carner lecture halls (Carrer d'Aribau, 2).

For further enquiries

Campus de l'Alimentació de Torribera
Av. Prat de la Riba 171 (Recinte Torribera)
08921 - Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona)
Email address:secretaria.campusalimentació@ub.edu
Telephone:93 4031966
Observations:Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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