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.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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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.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM256

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place

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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

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Last updated: Friday, 12 Aug 2022