Master of Food Science

    • CRICOS Code: 061970M

    Where will this take me?


    Become a food scientist

    This degree will prepare you to work towards an advanced position in the food industry. Your research experience and deep understanding of the science of food will make you a more valuable employee to more prospective employers, whether you are just starting in the industry or you gained experience before enrolling.

    Potential careers include:

    • Food formulation scientist: Develop recipes for new products and improve existing products to meet the needs of consumers
    • Food safety and compliance specialist: Monitor and maintain food safety standards in government or industry
    • Food policy specialist: Work with governments, NGOs and other organisations to advise on the best way to provide healthy food to our local, regional and global communities
    • Research scientist: Conduct research to improve food flavour and health benefits.
    Take your learning further

    If you achieve consistently high grades and want to take your immersion in food science further, you may be able to progress to a graduate research degree following the Master of Food Science.

    This could lead to a research or teaching position at a university, in government, at an international organisation or in the food industry.

    The University of Melbourne offers two research qualifications in Food Science:


    Shucheeta Trivedi