The Master of Science in Food and Nutrition Security in Personal and Culinary Services is offered by Stellenbosch University.
Program Length: 2 YEARS.
Master of Science in Food and Nutrition Security offered by the Stellenbosch UniversityProgramme ContentThis structured programme is presented mainly by means of technology-mediated teaching and learning, in combination with courses presented on campus. This programme comprises twelve theoretical modules and a research assignment (33% of the total credits). If the academic year extends over 40 weeks, it is expected of the student to utilise 22,5 notional hours per week to complete the programme.
- Conceptualising food systems
- Food safety, hazards & risks
- Human economic development
- Agriculture-nutrition linkages
- Food processing & preservation
- Introduction to epidemiology
- Macro- & micronutrients & health
- Functional foods & GMO’s
- Food chains and consumersCompulsory Modules
- Assessing food security
- Food security project analysis
- Food & nutrition policies
- Research assignment (Human Nutrition) or
- Research assignment (Agricultural Economics) or
- Research assignment (Food Science)Assessment and Examination
Final marks for the theoretical modules will consist of a class mark (35% – SUNLearn discussions, assignments, tasks) and a written examination (65%). You must obtain a minimum of 50% to pass all individual modules.The final mark for the research assignment will consist of the following:
The final mark for the degree consists of 67% course work and 33% research assignment.
- 10% protocol;
- 70% research assignment; and
- 20% oral examination/presentation of results.