The University of Melbourne

Master of Food Science

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

Get ready for a unique and exciting career designing new and better ways to feed the world with the Master of Food Science from Australia’s number 1 university. You’ll be equipped to work in growing industries like product research and development, food safety and regulation, nutrition assessment and quality assurance.The Master of Food Science was developed for science or engineering graduates seeking the specialist skills and knowledge required to excel in the food industry. It combines a strong core in food chemistry, processing, sensory science, food safety and microbiology, with career-focused electives and the opportunity to conduct an original research project.

Designed for

Graduates seeking specialist training for a career in the food and associated industries


  • Food science

Standard entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed: an undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent.

Study pathways

Completion of an Honours program or a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science (or equivalent) may give an advanced standing of up to 100 points into the Master of Food Science, depending on subjects taken and whether the degree was conferred.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $66,190
International: $92,102
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

Graduates will be well prepared to play a key role in research and technical divisions within food companies and associated organisations, as well as in managing food production across the entire food supply chain. Graduates are employed in nutrition assessment and substantiation of product health claims; health promotion; food safety and regulation; production; policy; research and development; and technical services.

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