Food science is a branch of science that looks at the properties of food, and how this knowledge can be applied to the processing, production, preservation, sanitation and distribution within the food industry. In practice, food scientists are integral in improving food safety and quality, sustainability, and health and nutrition across the globe.
Modules you study might include cell and molecular biology, human physiology and nutrition, food safety, food processing, and food quality assurance. Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These could include lectures and seminars, as well as practical and laboratory based projects. Depending on your course, you may also be able to take part in a work placement.