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Food Science

Combine your love of food with a passion for science! USQ’s Food Science degrees provide a platform for delving into one of Australia’s leading growth sectors, and discovering the world of science behind food. This is your opportunity to create global change for the future of food science!

  • Master the science behind food chemistry, analysis, processing, safety, and product development.
  • Develop an understanding of the effects of food components on human nutrition and health in disease prevention and health promotion – medicine from the kitchen!
  • Study at the university which received a ‘well above world standard’ ranking in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences research (ERA National Report, 2015).
  • Join USQ at the forefront of the developing market of ‘functional foods’, such as the topical purple carrots, Queen Garnet plums, algae, and more.

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue a range of careers within the food and agricultural industry, in biotechnology laboratories or as food safety inspectors.

Professor Lindsay Brown - Functional Foods Researcher

News: USQ welcomes research funding in functional foods

A functional foods research project led by USQ’s Professor Lindsay Brown will receive almost $260,000 for investigation into the potential of creating new health products from algae.

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