Master of Global Food and Nutrition Science New

Feed the world

Creating safe, nutritious, sustainable, and equitable food systems is a growing global challenge. New ways of thinking and problem-solving are needed to secure and stabilise our future. Make the most of your talent for chemistry and engineering by developing sought-after specialist skills and become a leader in this expanding field.

What will you do?

Our Master of Global Food and Nutrition Science is technology and innovation focused, with global relevance at all levels. You will:

  • expand your knowledge of nutrigenomics and metabolic nutrition
  • apply sensory and flavour science to new product development
  • investigate emerging processing and preservation techniques
  • consider value-adding and reformulation advances
  • deep dive into current food trends and opportunities for industry
  • critically evaluate local, national, and international legislative and regulatory policy
  • tackle issues of equity and social justice
  • 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 might become a leading scientist in wood-derived fibre alternatives or de-stigmatise insects for eating. You could change the future of sustainable packaging. Perhaps you’ll revolutionise first foods for infants or be an expert in antimicrobial resistance.

  • 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 3CM257
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake July
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent, in the fields of food science, food technology, food engineering and nutrition, with a minimum GPA of 5.0.

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

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

Entrepreneur, Flavour Chemist, Food Engineer, Food Marketer, Food Production Engineer, Food Scientist, Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Food Standards Officer, Food Technologist

Degree Structure

Example Study Plan

Level I

Semester II

Semester I

Level II

Semester II

  • FOOD SC 7034WT Research Methods and Data Analysis (Food & Nutrition)
  • FOOD SC 7035WT Global Food & Nutrition Science Capstone Project Part A
  • Approved Elective (See options below)

Semester I

  • FOOD SC 7035WT Global Food & Nutrition Science Capstone Project Part B
  • Approved Elective (See options below)
  • Approved Elective (See options below)
Approved Electives

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Last updated: Tuesday, 10 Jan 2023