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Food Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 43 Food Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Food Science opens up a world dedicated to understanding and improving the way we produce, process, and consume food. This advanced path of study immerses candidates in the scientific principles underlying food properties, safety, and sustainability.

Through PhDs in Food Science, students tackle pressing global challenges, such as enhancing nutritional value, ensuring food safety, reducing waste, and developing innovative food technologies. These programmes are not merely an academic endeavour; they are a quest to contribute meaningful innovations to the food industry and address complex issues related to health, nutrition, and the environmental impact of food production.

Why complete a PhD in Food Science?

A PhD in Food Science offers the unique opportunity to contribute to an essential and ever-evolving field. By engaging in cutting-edge research, candidates explore the biochemical, microbiological, and physicochemical processes related to food products and their consumption.

These programmes are designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of food systems, enabling them to uncover new ways to improve food quality, extend shelf life, and enhance nutritional benefits. Given the global nature of the food industry, research in food science often has an international impact, influencing food standards, safety regulations, and consumer trends worldwide. The collaborative research environment fosters partnerships with industry experts and other researchers, creating a dynamic platform for innovation.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in Food Science opens the door to a variety of rewarding career opportunities. Graduates are well-prepared for roles in academia, where they can contribute to scientific knowledge and educate future food scientists.

In the industry, PhD holders take on leadership positions in research and development, quality assurance, product innovation, and regulatory affairs, among others. Their deep understanding of food science principles and research skills make them valuable assets to food companies, government agencies, and non-profit organisations focused on public health and sustainability.

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EPSRC supported EngD: Towards net-zero manufacture of chilled/refrigerated prepared foods

The Food Industry is the largest manufacture sector in the UK’s and the fourth highest industrial energy user. To contribute to the achievement of UK’s zero-carbon emissions targets by 2050, it is critical to act on those hotspots for energy demand and/or GHG emissions. Read more

Impact of grain roughness on porous media flows under conditions relevant to the subsurface

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

Novel microbes for novel solutions: Bioprospecting for properties with uses in many sectors

Bioprospecting involves the screening of collections of microbes to identify useful traits. Often, to increase diversity, such collections are first expanded through field isolations targeting relevant sites. Read more

Designing chocolate products with enhanced health, wellbeing and technical performance using artificial intelligence

One full scholarship is available in the School of Food Science and Nutrition in 2024. This scholarship is open to UK candidates only and covers UK tuition fees plus UKRI maintenance per year (£19,237 in 2024/25). Read more

AI-Optimised Fermentation for Sustainable Protein Production from Food Side Streams

One full scholarship is available in the School of Food Science and Nutrition in 2024. This scholarship is open to UK and covers UK tuition fees plus UKRI maintenance per year (£19,237 in 2024/25). Read more

Understanding techno-functionality of semi-refined pea ingredients

We are seeking a PhD candidate for a fantastic opportunity to undertake research on complex multifunctional pea ingredients to build an understanding of the underlying mechanisms that relates multi-scale structures with ingredient functionality. Read more

Intra-inter-disciplinary approaches to address open challenges of indoor and outdoor scene for videos analysis and recognition.

When we look at recent real-world applications, such as autonomous vehicle driving, use of drones to monitor events like marathons, exhibitions, processions, sports games and to study person behaviour through multiple biometric information, one can easily see that the problem is too complex and there are several open challenges. Read more

Conversation between food nanoparticles and gastrointestinal cells: signalling, bioavailability, and healthy ageing

This fully funded PhD provides an exciting opportunity to pursue postgraduate research in a range of fields relating to Cell Biology, Nanotechnology, Food Science, Immunology, and Biophysics, with potential applications in healthy ageing and prevention of metabolic syndrome. Read more

Self-Funded PhD Opportunities in Baking Science and Technology

Are you passionate about the science and technology of baking and eager to advance your research career? London South Bank University is pleased to offer self-funded PhD opportunities in Baking Science and Technology for motivated and talented qualified individuals. Read more

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