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Changing diets for sustainability - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges


Project Description

About the Project
To meet the global challenges posed by climate change and food security will require that people change their diets. This is especially the case in affluent societies such as the UK. This project will examine low meat diets through in-depth qualitative research. It will examine how people seek to change their diets and the challenges they face. Eating is a sociable activity so a core focus of the project will be to research the social contexts of eating occasions (e.g. with friends, family and in places of work or study) and how they constrain or enable dietary change. The study will use the research findings to critically assess behaviour change policies aimed at encouraging healthy and sustainable diets.

Why Choose this Opportunity
You will have the opportunity to investigate and examine a major societal challenge and gain expertise in behaviour change strategies for sustainable consumption. You will work with a leading scholar in sustainable consumption. This project is idea for students interested in a career focused on research, policy or strategies for behaviour change and the development of alternative forms of consumption.

About You
Students will benefit from undergraduate training in a social science subject.

About the programme
The Cabot Institute Masters by Research is a unique opportunity to work with a leading supervisor to deliver a one-year research project that you are passionate about. The programme will bring together exceptional students from all backgrounds with a common mission – protecting the planet and securing our future. As well as learning from your supervisor, you will learn from your fellow students; coming together to share your ideas and developing your problem-solving skills as part of an interdisciplinary team over the year. As well as being hosted within the Cabot Institute you will have a direct relationship within the relevant School for your research area, allowing you to fully take advantage of a wide-ranging research community.
Alongside your research project, you will benefit from a unique personal development and transferable skills training schedule. These unaccredited, optional events will give you the opportunity to come together with your peers to improve your research skills and develop an innovative approach to the global challenges we face today. You will also be encouraged to propose your own interests for a seminar series, giving you a unique platform to mould your studies and get involved directly with the programme. The training schedule will focus on:
• Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration
• Innovation & Enterprise
• Making your research a success
• Research communications
• Ignite your interests (your chance to propose ideas for a seminar series)
You will also gain access to the Cabot Institute’s network of experts across academia, government, business and industry via networking events. These opportunities will not only support your research, but give you the edge in your future career, whatever that may be.

Funding Notes

Programme fees per year:
UK/EU Full time £6950, Part time £3560
Overseas Full time £21700, Part time £11100

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