Food Science
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​​​Experiencing the cutting edge of research at Food Science, SU

​​The Department of Food Science has a strong research culture based on the application of fundamental scientific principles and focusing on expanding our understanding of foods as biomaterials.  The research initiatives cover a range of topics including the chemical, nutritional, processing, sensory, microbiological and safety aspects.  This is an exciting field of study that applies the basic sciences to improve the flavour, appearance, shelf-life, quality, safety and nutritional benefits o​​​f our food supply.

The Department prides itself in fostering strong student-staff interactions and thereby creating a stimulating research environment.  We attract significant research funding annually – a sign of both the high quality research we undertake and the relevance of our degrees (MSc, PhD and DSc) for the needs of today's global food industry.

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