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About Food Science

Emersons Brewery cropAt the Department of Food Science we teach and research an understanding of food, its components, quality and consumer appeal.

At the University of Otago, Food Science courses and papers aim to prepare people for creative, challenging, diverse and rewarding food industry careers.

The Department of Food Science currently offers two undergraduate degree programmes:

The Department of Food Science has always distinguished itself by concentrating on fundamental sciences including chemistry, microbiology, sensory/consumer science and a small degree of processing. Consumer Food Science also explores consumer attitudes, food policy and regulatory environments.

In addition to our undergraduate degree programmes, we offer a number of postgraduate and research opportunities within our department to those who wish to further their knowledge and understanding and be part of future developments in this science.