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Food Science, Health and Nutrition

Food Science at Heriot-Watt is firmly grounded in the underlying biological science of food: we cover a wide remit from production of crops through to the health and safety concerns of the consumer.

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Informed by Research and Industry

Our programmes offer different perspectives on food science, reflecting our research expertise, and are closely aligned with industry needs so you can develop a thorough understanding of the emerging issues in food science, nutrition and health, along with the skills and expertise to excel in this sector.

The inter-relationships between health and environmental and nutritional factors underpin the subject of Human Health at Heriot-Watt. Drawing on our expertise in toxicology, environmental medicine, physiology and nutrition we offer a unique curriculum across human health and disease.

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