Master of Food Science

    • CRICOS Code: 061970M

    Where will this take me?


    Become a food scientist

    This degree will prepare you for a range of advanced positions in the food industries. Your research experience and deeper 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.
    • Research scientist: Take part in research to improve food flavour and health benefits.
    Take your learning further with a graduate research degree

    If you achieve consistently high grades in university study and want to take your immersion in food science further, you may be able to commence a graduate research degree after completing a degree with a substantial research component like a Master of Food Science or a Bachelor of Science with an honours year in food Science.

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

    The University of Melbourne offers two research qualifications in food science:

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