The University of Adelaide is at the forefront of cutting-edge food science solutions to some of the world’s major food challenges.
Our researchers seek to improve human nutrition and global food security through functional food development, exploring new sustainable sources of food and minimising and repurposing food waste.
Our research delivers outcomes of direct significance to both the Australian and global food industries – and our teaching is underpinned by this wide-ranging industry knowledge.
Our research in Food Science spans areas such as: new and emerging foods including edible insects, and sustainable food sources for improved health outcomes.
Extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
Pursue a passion for food & nutrition science and prepare for a rewarding career in public health and nutrition or the food and beverage industry. Our food programs prepare students to be at the forefront of new trends in food and beverage products along with current issues of sustainability and reducing food waste. Study a degree ranked best in SA for food science and technology, and third in Australia.*
*Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject 2021 (joboutlook.gov.au/occupations)
Expand knowledge and research skills through an honours year to springboard into an exciting multi-billion-dollar global industry.
We offer postgraduate coursework degrees in the following:
Higher Degree by Research (HDR)
Gain a competitive career edge through a research degree. We offer two postgraduate research degrees:
- The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a two-year full-time (or part-time commitment) and teaches you about applying research methodology to critically evaluate literature and results in your field.
- The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is our flagship research award for a research career or academic position. Study a research degree in an area of interest and be supported by one of our highly talented research supervisors.
Collaborate with us
Partner with us at the largest agriculture, food and wine sciences research hub in the southern hemisphere. Access world-class facilities and work with highly accomplished researchers and sought-after higher degree students.