Master of Food and Nutrition Science New

Transform the future of food

Food and nutrition science is all about what we eat, how it impacts our wellbeing, and ways we can change the game for longevity. It’s a growing field where expert-level skills are much sought-after. Be prepared to master contemporary food tech and drive innovation.

What will you do?

Our Master of Food and Nutrition Science is designed to develop specialist skills and empower future food visionaries. You will:

  • understand the importance of a secure, sustainable and healthy food supply
  • formulate and package foods with specific functional and nutritional properties
  • expand your knowledge of nutrigenomics and metabolic nutrition
  • apply sensory and flavour science to new product development
  • discover innovative and emerging processing and preservation techniques
  • critically evaluate legislative and regulatory policy
  • build peer relationships in your own learning space, within the University’s dedicated Food Innovation Laboratory
  • complete an independent capstone research project.

Where could it take you?

You could create and market previously undreamt-of sensory experiences. You might revolutionise nutritional therapy. Perhaps you’ll innovate in the beer and beverages world, make microalgae meats, or popularise new insect-infused edibles.


  • Brand new food science labs and kitchen facilities
  • No. 1 in South Australia for Food Science and Technology*
  • Producing scientific research 'well above world standard'

*Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject, 2021

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
From 30 June 2023, in accordance with Australian government requirements, the University will be returning to face-to-face teaching for all students where it is safe and practical to do so. For students with circumstances where it would not be practical or safe to travel to Australia, exemptions may apply. Students are encouraged to regularly check Study in 2023 and International Student Covid-19 FAQ for information and updates.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM256
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake July
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent in Science related field including (but not restricted to) Agriculture, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Plant and General Science and Engineering, with a minimum GPA of 5.0.

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $38,500

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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Potential careers

Brand Manager, Entrepreneur, Flavour Chemist, Food Engineer, Food Marketer, Food Production Engineer, Food Scientist, Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Food Technologist

Degree Structure

Example Study Plan

Level I

Semester II

Semester I

Level II

Semester II

  • FOOD SC 7035AWT Global Food and Nutrition Science Capstone Project Part A
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective

Semester I

  • FOOD SC 7034WT Reseach Methods and Data Analysis (Food & Nutrition)
  • FOOD SC 7035BWT Global Food & Nutrition Science Capstone Project Part B
  • Approved Elective
Approved Electives

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Last updated: Tuesday, 10 Jan 2023