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Food Science degrees abroad

Food science is a wide-ranging subject that covers areas of science like human anatomy, microbiology, clinical nutrition and biotechnology. It applies these complex subjects to the production and processing of food, focusing on making sure what we eat is safe and of the highest possible quality.

The quality of our food is in the spotlight more than ever, and as a result, there’s a high demand for knowledgable food scientists. A food science degree will give you the skills and knowledge to help make sure that food production is high quality, safe and nutritious.

Many countries around the world offer food science programs, including the UK, US, South Africa, Canada and Australia. Industry and regulatory standards can differ depending on the country, and many programs will be accredited by the regulator of their country. This means you’ll be best placed to work in the country you study in after graduation.

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Food Science program structure

Food science is available to study as a BSc over three or four years. It is often combined with another subject like nutrition or technology, which can give you a more focussed education.

If you study in the US, a bachelor’s will take four years and you will study food science as your major alongside general studies and other minor subjects.

Some universities in the UK offer an integrated master’s program (MSci) which is available to undergraduates. The course lasts four years, and you will earn a master’s qualification at the end. You can also study an independent master’s program as an MSc over one or two years. PhD food science programs are also available, and can take four or five years to complete.

Food science programs are usually taught through lectures and seminars, but you’ll also get the chance to learn practical skills in workshops and placements. Your progress will be assessed through exams, written assignments, presentations and group work but the method will differ depending on the module.

The program content you’ll study will depend on what university you attend, but here are some of the core topics most food science degrees include:

  • Chemistry of food
  • Physiology for nutrition
  • Public health
  • Food microbiology
  • Food analytical techniques
  • Plant science
  • Food processing operations
  • Food economics

Types of food science degrees

Food Science study abroad programs

Food science undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in food science

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    Food Science - BSc Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,889 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,444 NZD

    Start date
    July
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    Agricultural Science: Food Science - BSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,940 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,940 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
    Show program overview about Agricultural Science, Food Science
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    Food Science and Human Nutrition - BSc Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,195 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Bsc in Food Science and Human Nutrition
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    Animal Sciences: Dairy Foods Technology - BS Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Dairy Foods Technology
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    Dietetics and Food Administration: Food Science - BSc California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,392 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,392 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Dietetics and Food Administration: Food Science

Associate in food science

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    Culinary Arts: Training in Pastry and Baking Skills - ASc Contra Costa College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,380 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,380 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Culinary Arts: Training in Pastry and Baking Skills

Food science graduate programs

Master's in food science

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    Agricultural Science: Food Science (Non-Thesis) - MSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
    Show program overview about Agricultural Science, Food Science, Non-Thesis Option
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    Food Science - MSc Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,047 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,016 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Food Science - MSc University of Guelph, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,102 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,675 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Food science - MSc Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,263 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,125 CAD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Food Science - MSc (Research) Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,469 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,002 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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Doctorate in food science

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    Food Science - PhD University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,544 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,859 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Food Science - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,221 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,480 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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Certificate in food science

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    Food Science Technology (Fast Track) (Optional Co-op) - OCGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,625 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,444 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Food Science Technology (Fast Track) (Optional Co-op)
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    Home Economics: Nutrition and Food Science - GradCert Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,060 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,840 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Home Economics with Food & Nutrition & Nutrition & Food Science Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

Future food science careers

As a graduate with a food science degree, you will be well placed for a range of careers in the food and nutrition industries. Some popular roles for food science graduates include:

  • Food quality manager
  • Food technologist
  • Nutritional therapist
  • Food market researcher
  • Food production manager
  • Journalist
  • Teacher

A great way to work out what career might be right for you is to take advantage of any internship opportunities your university offers. This will allow you to experience the workplace and will improve your CV for when you’re looking for positions after university.