Build a career improving environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural practice, food security, and livestock welfare. Supported by leading academics, you will learn to solve global challenges using science, technology and business skills.

Develop your knowledge of the fundamental and applied science of agriculture to accelerate your professional development and prepare you for an impactful career in agricultural science.

Duration 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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Learn about the issues underpinning the advances in food and fibre production within the Australian and International Agriculture sectors.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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Gain an understanding of the many issues in sustainable food and fibre production within the multi-billion dollar agricultural sectors. And examine the areas which encompasses agricultural production.

Duration 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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This flexible, advanced course prepares you for a range of positions in the food industries, while giving you the scientific expertise to contribute to a healthier world.

Duration 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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For those wanting to develop in-depth knowledge of how agricultural produce is delivered as safe, nutritional and palatable food into local and global markets as well as influencers and the regulatory frameworks that govern the industry.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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Learn to manage innovative, sustainable and safe food production and develop in-depth knowledge of how agricultural produce is delivered as safe, nutritious and palatable food into local and global markets.

Duration 6 months full-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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Gain a comprehensive understanding of food processing, entrepreneurship and innovation in product and packaging design at an advanced level through this interdisciplinary course, co-developed with industry.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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For those wishing to advance their career and become a thought leader in the industry.

Duration 4 years full-time / 8 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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Why study at the University of Melbourne?

Build your own career path, protecting food supply and food security in a growth industry, by studying our flexible programs designed in collaboration with industry and taught by leading experts.

Our agricultural and food science courses shape next-generation sustainable, precision and regenerative agriculture to transform our food supply, security and quality for the future.

Bridge scientific knowledge, strong business skills and critical thinking for career excellence.

In an age of rapid technological innovations, food science and nutrition is one of those fields that has cemented its status as an integral part of our lives. Food product formulations, processing and even politics is impacted by a wide variety of parameters including cultural and traditional practices and ways of life, making it one of the most interesting science disciplines. Getting a chance to peek behind the curtain and get a better idea of how the multibillion-dollar food industry works was a big draw for me.I am really interested in seeing the food industry pioneer new sustainability principles, while becoming more conscious of ethical production and sourcing. I can't wait to see more developments into lab-grown meats, plant-based meat and egg analogs. With the seal of approval from The University of Melbourne and the knowledge and practical skills I have amassed over the last two years, I am feeling optimistic about my future career.

Shucheeta Trivedi
Master of Food Science
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