Food Studies & Gastronomy

Academic course 2021/ 2022




The Food Studies & Gastronomy International Program offer undergraduate level academic courses for study abroad students in Barcelona. our interdisciplinary couses offer an approach to a contemporany perspective of Catalonia, Spain, Europe and the Mediterranean, through our gastronomical and cultural heritage.


The Program is designed to appeal to a broad range of students, interest, and fields. What better way to study abroad and learn about a new culture than through its culinary tradition?Barcelona's strong presence as a popular destination for study abroad, as well as a gastronomical hub with trendsetting tendencies, a long history and innovative chefs and entreprenurs, makes it the perfect place for this program. Our methology combines the best of both worlds: students are able to experience local univesity culture, with a program that carefully cates to learning style.


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The bussines of food

This couse offers an overview of all aspects of food from a business perspective innovation production, marketing, consumer urderstanding, and distribution of food. The course provides a broad knowledge of specific business areas, such as positioning, branding, the creation of a value position, communications and channel decisions, and the funding of a new business.






Mediterranean nutrition & gastronomy

The course focuses on the Mediterranean diet's nutritional and gastronomical characteristics as a set of cultural practices, and the Mediterranean Diet as understood today, UNESCO, cultural heritage. The course examines the nutritional benefits of the diet, as well as its multi-faceted expressions in the current culinary scene




Food systems & sustainability

This course examines theoretical, methodological and practial aspects of sustainable food systems, placing an emphasis on the social, political, economic and environmental contexts that shape and are shaped by those systems to understand sustainable food systems. We cover each step of the food chain as elements from which to understand sustainable food systems.






Qualification awarded: Extension Certificate (Degree Universitat Barcelona)

Number of credits: 6,00
Length of course (in academic years): 1
Mode of delivery (face-to-face/ blended/ distance): Face-to-face
Centre responsible : Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Science
In-company placement(s): No
Enrolment fee: 850,00 €
  • An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
Classes begin: 1/13/2020




Learning objectives:
Our main goal is to offer university students at the undergraduate level, and the organizations they come from, academic courses in Barcelona focused on a holistic view of global and local food systems, from the perspective of the University of Barcelona.
We offer undergraduate-level courses focused on a wide range of food-related topics, through a trans-disciplinary perspective. Through our courses, students can gain access to and knowledge on Catalan, Spanish, and European food systems, cultural heritage and gastronomy from different points of view. We encourage intercultural reflection and critical thinking.


Recommended applicant profiles and admission requirements:
Students from American universities and university-related study abroad organizations.

Date on which pre-enrolment begins: 10/1/2019
Date on which pre-enrolment ends: 12/13/2019



Faculty or school where the course is taught

Name of individual or institution: FACULTAT DE GEOGRAFIA I HISTÒRIA
Address: Carrer Montalegre 6 08001 BARCELONA ESPANYA
Email address:
Telephone: 934 021 090
Fax: 934 037 733

For further enquiries

Name of individual or institution: DANIEL PIÑOL ALABART
Email address:
Telephone: 93 403 77 28


Presentation courses




Profile of the teaching staff of the program Spring 2020 Semester.



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