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As global population continues to expand, scientists are constantly innovating new ways to ensure ample availability of food resources to cater to a growing demand. An education in food science equips you with the knowledge to drive this change.

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The food market is expected to expand 8.3% by 2025

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2000+ students enrolled in food science courses in Australia last year

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9% projected growth in employment rates

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$73,450: average annual income of food scientists

Food science is a diverse field that combines a wide range of subjects including chemistry, microchemistry, nutrition, microbiology and engineering. It is a relatively new field of study that aims to provide a wholly transformed understanding of food nutrition, biochemistry, microbiology and engineering so companies can develop food products that last longer, are safe and more nutritious. If you are interested in learning how food production, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution work than food science may be a good option.
If you have an interest in the science behind food production, its relation to the human body and how it can help develop healthier and happier communities, then food science could be the perfect fit for you!

Being a food scientist involves working in a lab, since the field is still relatively new and evolving, there are plenty of opportunities to make breakthroughs in the industry by delving into new and exciting research. On the other hand, plenty of fieldwork can be expected. It usually involves extensive travel across multiple sites to perform food testing in different regions.
Within Australia, colleges offer a wide range of programs in Food Science, including undergraduate degrees such as Food science and Microbiology, Food and Human Nutrition and Food Science.

Within these programs, a wide range of modules are covered that range from nutrient analysis, agri-food supply chain, quality assurance to new food product development, food taste and food sustainability.

Cost of studying food science courses varies depending on the country and institution. For example, the cost of Bachelors of Food Science in Australia ranges from AUD 100,000 to 140,000 annually. While the expense of studying a Bachelors degree in the US ranges from USD 120,00 to 150,00.
With the world population increasing day by day, a better understanding of food science is essential. As such, recent advancements in Food Science have allowed scientists to make progress in meeting the food demand of the global population.

Further development in this field could pave the way for a reduction in diet related health conditions, improved quality of food, diversification of food items, better preservation techniques, and less food wastage.
Food science paves the way for a number of different career pathways such as:

Food Technologist


A food technologist is primarily responsible for ensuring food safety standards and refining the food development process. As a food technologist, you will be expected to modify existing products and processes, and develop new ones.

Food and Drug Inspector


As a food and drug inspector, you will be responsible for sampling food, drugs and cosmetic items and ensure proper documentation of production and storage of all items involved in the production process.

Food Manufacturing Specialist


A food manufacturing specialist is an exciting role for anyone interested in supply chain and food science. A food manufacturing specialist oversees the various processes involved with food production in order to ensure quality and nutritional standards are maintained.

Food Safety Analyst


A food safety analyst is responsible for the supervision and maintenance of safety standards in food. They conduct and implement all food safety checks to ensure the highest quality standards.

Top Food Science courses

  • At The University of Otago
    uni-location

    Christchurch , New Zealand

    THE world university rank: 201

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    Course qualification

    Ph.D.

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    MUR 598,331 ? NZD  24,294 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At The University of Newcastle
    uni-location

    Sydney , Australia

    THE world university rank: 251

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    Course qualification

    Ph.D.

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    MUR 4,512,292 ? AUD  171,240 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At University of Nottingham
    uni-location

    Leicester , United Kingdom

    THE world university rank: 141

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    Course qualification

    Ph.D.

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    MUR 3,935,359 ? GBP  79,500 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

Top Universities to study Food Science

Monash University Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia

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Monash University

Monash University

THE ranking: 57

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TAFE South Australia

TAFE South Australia

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Macquarie University

Macquarie University

THE ranking: 192

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Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia

THE ranking: 601

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The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales

THE ranking: 70

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University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

THE ranking: 201

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University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

THE ranking: 143

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The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

THE ranking: 54

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La Trobe University

La Trobe University

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle

THE ranking: 251

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Deakin University

Deakin University

THE ranking: 251

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The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

THE ranking: 58

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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

THE ranking: 301

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Flinders University

Flinders University

THE ranking: 251

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University of South Australia

University of South Australia

THE ranking: 301

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The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

THE ranking: 33

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The Australian National University

The Australian National University

THE ranking: 54

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Murdoch University

Murdoch University

THE ranking: 501

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The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

THE ranking: 111

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The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

THE ranking: 132

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Curtin University

Curtin University

THE ranking: 251

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The University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland

THE ranking: 401

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Griffith University

Griffith University

THE ranking: 201

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Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

THE ranking: 201

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William Angliss Institute of TAFE

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

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UNSW Global Pty Ltd Foundation Year

UNSW Global Pty Ltd Foundation Year

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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Acadia University

Acadia University

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University of Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island

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Durham College

Durham College

uni-location Canada

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

THE ranking: 251

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Algonquin College

Algonquin College

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Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Carleton University

Carleton University

THE ranking: 601

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Conestoga College

Conestoga College

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Georgian College

Georgian College

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George Brown College

George Brown College

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Langara College

Langara College

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Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

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International College of Manitoba (Navitas) at University of Manitoba

International College of Manitoba (Navitas) at University of Manitoba

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland

THE ranking: 601

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Niagara College

Niagara College

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University of Guelph

University of Guelph

THE ranking: 501

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University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

THE ranking: 37

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University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

THE ranking: 301

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University of Alberta

University of Alberta

THE ranking: 125

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University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

THE ranking: 501

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Western University

Western University

THE ranking: 201

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British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

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Lincoln University

Lincoln University

THE ranking: 501

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Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

THE ranking: 401

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Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

THE ranking: 501

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University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

THE ranking: 501

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The University of Otago

The University of Otago

THE ranking: 201

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Northumbria University

Northumbria University

THE ranking: 401

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The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

THE ranking: 137

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University of Essex

University of Essex

THE ranking: 301

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University

THE ranking: 146

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Teesside University

Teesside University

THE ranking: 1001

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Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

THE ranking: 401

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University of Manchester

University of Manchester

THE ranking: 50

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University of Surrey

University of Surrey

THE ranking: 201

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University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

THE ranking: 401

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University of Westminster

University of Westminster

THE ranking: 801

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University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

THE ranking: 86

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University of Kent

University of Kent

THE ranking: 351

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University of Bath

University of Bath

THE ranking: 201

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University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

THE ranking: 30

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Coventry University

Coventry University

THE ranking: 601

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University of Reading

University of Reading

THE ranking: 201

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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

THE ranking: 178

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University of York

University of York

THE ranking: 169

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University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

THE ranking: 141

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University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

THE ranking: 501

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University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

THE ranking: 105

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University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

THE ranking: 601

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University of Salford

University of Salford

THE ranking: 801

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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

THE ranking: 501

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Loughborough University

Loughborough University

THE ranking: 351

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University of Leeds

University of Leeds

THE ranking: 127

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University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

THE ranking: 501

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Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

THE ranking: 501

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University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

THE ranking: 1001

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University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

THE ranking: 601

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Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

THE ranking: 201

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University of Regina

University of Regina

THE ranking: 601

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National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway

THE ranking: 351

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University College Cork

University College Cork

THE ranking: 251

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University College Dublin

University College Dublin

THE ranking: 201

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TU Dublin

TU Dublin

THE ranking: 801

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick

THE ranking: 601

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Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College

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Ulster University

Ulster University

THE ranking: 601

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Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic

uni-location Canada

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

THE ranking: 501

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University of Nottingham International College - Kaplan UK

University of Nottingham International College - Kaplan UK

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Maynooth University

Maynooth University

THE ranking: 501

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University of Chester

University of Chester

THE ranking: 1201

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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

THE ranking: 601

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The University of Nottingham Malaysia

The University of Nottingham Malaysia

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Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

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University of Tasmania International Pathway College

University of Tasmania International Pathway College

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RMIT University

RMIT University

THE ranking: 301

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UWA College

UWA College

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