Postgraduate study in Food Science and Nutrition
What can you study in Food Science?
Postgraduate study in Food Science will provide you with the skills to work in the food industry.
You will learn about topics such as the structure and composition of foods, food chemistry, nutritional and sensory qualities, food safety, preservation and evaluation. These underpin all aspects of manufacturing, processing and production in food-related industries.
Areas of research include:
- Structure and composition of foods
- Food chemistry
- Nutritional and sensory qualities
- Food safety, preservation and evaluation
- Processing and production in food-related industries
- Functional foods
- Emerging technologies and product development
- Principal contaminants and their control
- Science and management of food chains
- Legislation and regulations that govern good practice
- Theoretical and practical basis of food safety
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) in Food Science
- At least 30 points from:
- Up to 30 points from:
- 60 points:
Master of Science (MSc) in Food Science 120-point (one-year) research masters
Master of Science (MSc) in Food Science 240-point research masters
- 60 points from:
- 60 points from approved 700 level courses in a related subject:
- 120 points:
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Food Science
Explore the postgraduate courses you can take for an Food Science specialisation:
Where can postgraduate study in Food Science take you?
Our graduates can be found in a wide variety of research and development contexts, including commercial enterprises in the dairy and brewing industries, Crown Research Institutes, multinational food companies and government agencies.
Jobs related to Food Science
- Compliance manager
- Food quality assurance officer
- Food safety officer
- Food technologist
- Production manager
- Regulatory affairs manager
Scholarships and awards
Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.
Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.
Help and advice
For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.
Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(Beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
23 Symonds Street
Phone: +64 9 923 7020