Current Perspectives on Food and Society: Culture, Migration and Health 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2021, 50 %, Distance learning

Start date: 29 March 2021

End date: 6 June 2021

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-75003 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Outline for distance course: The course is web-based with two physical meetings on campus. Teaching may include recorded lectures, seminars and online discussion forums. The examination forms can consist of take-home exams, written assignments and oral examinations.

Number of mandatory meetings for distance course: 2

Entry Requirements: A Bachelor's degree (180 credits) within social sciences or public health and caring sciences or at least 180 credits within Teacher Education programmes, including Home and Consumer Studies (60 credits) or equivalent.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

This course will address the inter-linkages between food and society with special focus on culture, migration and health. The relation between food and disease is very relevant an crucial in our current times, particularly as food is a hotly debated topic in the public agenda. Migration and its effects on food choices and eating habits will be a major part of the course. You will also get an overview of the societal implications of foods, food behaviours and patterns and how they interact with culture. You will also gain an understanding of the dynamics of food decision-making at different levels and the impact of culture, migration and food environment through a lens of public health, social sciences and humanities.

More information


Department of food studies, nutrition and dietetics

BMC Husargatan 3 752 37 Uppsala

Box 560, 751 22 UPPSALA

Helena Elmståhl


Telephone: +46 18 471 22 07