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Understanding Food Habits: a Sociological Perspective

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

Food choice and eating behaviour are explored using perspectives such as class, gender, ethnicity, age, etc. The modern concept of individual responsibility for one’s health is pitted against existing societal structures which aid or hamper attempts to adopt healthy eating behaviours. This complex interplay of agency and structure is then applied to real life contexts through assignments dealing with availability, prevailing food and health discourses, and personal/professional development.

Application and eligibility

Understanding Food Habits: a Sociological Perspective, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 September 2024


19 January 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 25%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Required Knowledge

Courses at least 90 ECTS in one subject. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/6.

Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2024. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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