Welfare Foodscapes

Course content

This course is a project module, where groups are asked to identify a project topic taking departure in the identified problems related to concrete welfare institutions where you are able to establish a contact yourself. The projects must be concentrated on topics in the semester theme of welfare foodscapes.


MSc Programme in Integrated Food Studies.

Learning outcome

Students who pass the course will have qualifications as follows

Knowledge and understading

  • Knowledge and comprehension of the use of methods of data acquisition related to actors in the selected welfare food systems, and sustainable food systems.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of method which can be used to answer the formulated problem.
  • Should have knowledge and comprehension of the three research traditions: PHN, network & innovation and design.



  • Ability to describe and apply the theoretical approach used in the project.
  • Ability to use different mapping methods in welfare foodscapes.
  • Ability to demonstrate ability to analyse empirical or theoretical cases based on the theoretical and methodological approaches presented in the Semester.



  • Ability to evolve different complexities food and meal topics
  • Ability to discuss the different science traditions related to a specific identified food oriented problem and the implications of different methodological approaches.
  • Ability to describe the analysis of the chosen problem.
  • Abililty to describe the group process and the process writing the project report.

Project work in groups under supervision of a teacher.

See Absalon for a list of course litterature.

It is recommended that students have knowledge of public health nutrition, sociology of food and /or food science.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20-25 minutes
Individual oral examination (in groups) on the basis of the written project report. No preparation.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assessment

See Learning Outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 2
  • Seminar
  • 11
  • Project work
  • 252
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Exam Preparation
  • 9
  • English
  • 275