QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 77 - Page 5

New funded postgraduate places in Gastronomy and Creative Enterprise T WENTY SEVEN additional fully funded postgraduate places, on two new Masters programmes: an MSc in Gastronomy and an MA in Culture and Creative Enterprise, are now being offered by QMU. The new MSc in Gastronomy is an innovative programme of study covering a range of theoretical, scientific and practical issues in the world’s relationship to food. Gastronomy is about the study of eating and students will engage in not only the theory and science of eating, and on the farm to fork practicalities of eating, but also conceptually in addressing a range of issues that modern society has created in an attempt to feed itself. Lady Claire Macdonald, cook writer and founder of Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye, said; “This course is unique in its approach to the study of gastronomy and everything attached to it. Our country has a tremendous natural larder and the innovative programme created by QMU addresses not only the content of that larder from cultural, scientific, environmental and political angles, but allows students to work closely with the key individuals across the country in helping to better understand the complex commodity that is the food on our plates. This is an exciting programme of study and I look forward to making a contribution to it in any way I can.” The creative and cultural sector in Scotland is characterised by small businesses and the development of sustainable entrepreneurial expertise is central to the Scottish government’s desired growth of the sector. The MA in Creative Enterprise is aimed at students wishing to understand how to manage c reative processes and conduct business in the creative economy, and will include managing and exploiting intellectual property rights. The course will offer specialisms in digital media production, theatre and performance, costume design, broadcast radio and popular music in line with the expertise, facilities and industry partnerships at QMU. Funding for these places has been provided by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). There are several routes to gaining a place on a QMU postgraduate programme. Applicants may have a first degree in an associated subject, an honours degree or equivalent in a different discipline but able to demonstrate a passion for their chosen subject, or they may be a mature student who has spent a considerable period of time in industry and wishes to formalise his or her experience and education. If you’re thinking about further study visit www.qmu. ac.uk for QMU’s full range of postgraduate courses in areas of business, health, communications and culture. ❒ QMYOU / New Postgraduate Courses 5