What is Home Economics?

Home Economics can be clarified by four dimensions or areas of practice:

  • as an academic discipline to educate new scholars, to conduct research and to create new knowledge and ways of thinking for professionals and for society
  • as an arena for everyday living in households, families and communities for developing human growth potential and human necessities or basic needs to be met
  • as a curriculum area that facilitates students to discover and further develop their own resources and capabilities to be used in their personal life, by directing their professional life, by directing their professional decisions and actions or preparing them for life
  • as a societal arena to influence and develop policy to advocate for individuals, families and communities to achieve empowerment and wellbeing, to utilise transformative practices, and to facilitate sustainable futures.

Where can I study?

Universities and Colleges Contact person
Aberdeen College Yvonne Dewhurst
University College Birmingham - College of Food, Tourism & Creative Studies - Faculty of Hospitality Management Mandy Lloyd - Food Management Programmes Manager
Cardonald College Glasgow  
Dundee College  
Fife College - Adam Smith College  
Liverpool John Moores University - School of Eucation & Community Studies Wendy Johnston
London Metropolitan University Sue Bailey
London Metropolitan University - Faculty of Life Sciences (FoLS)  
The Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen  
UHI Millenium Institute Inverness  
University of Abertay Dundee - School of Contemporary Sciences Anne Colquhoun - Programme Tutor Food and Consumer Sciences
University of Ulster - School of Education Dorothy Black
University of the West of Scotland  
Online Courses:
Liverpool John Moores University
The Robert Gordon University