Food science major programs tend to offer varying pathways to graduation: you may typically take food science and technology, food science and industry, or consumer food science. The food science and technology programs are generally aimed at students who intend to continue with graduate studies or who are interested in biotechnology. The food science and industry programs typically combine food science and business courses to prepare students for future sales and management positions in the food industry. The consumer food science programs typically place more emphasis on the relationships between food science, food preparation and consumer concerns about nutritional quality.
With a Masters in Medical Dietetics at University of Cape Town you will typically have taken a set of core and chosen modules including Biological Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, Food Commodities, Applied Microbiology, Chemical and Instrumental Analysis of Foods, Essentials of Molecular Biology and Nutrition and Health
masters students: you will typically have taken advanced study and research in such areas as Intestinal Microbiology and Health, Food Components Structure and Function, Food Safety and Toxicology, Food Safety and Toxicology, Probiotics and Prebiotics and Proteomics.