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RMIT University

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Master of Science (Food Science)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Utilise advanced research skills to contribute to the field of food science.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MR232, 079687M
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$33,600 per year / $67,200 total

About this course

Develop your advanced research skills and contribute to new developments in food sciences.

RMIT's clinical and experiential research projects contribute to the growth and development of food sciences in Australia.

Under expert supervision, you will join researchers already active in:

  • application of nanotechnology to food products
  • bioprocessing
  • biosensors, food microbiology and safety
  • encapsulation of micronutrients, enzymes, probiotics and essential fatty acids
  • food, nutrition and health (nutrigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, nutritional immunology)
  • emerging technologies for improving cheese flavour functionality of dietary fibre from agricultural byproducts and native foods
  • gut microflora, probiotics, prebiotics and health
  • non thermal technologies for added value
  • structure-function relationships of dairy proteins for food products.

This master degree may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode.

The School of Science is renowned for our technical expertise and understanding of the commercial realities and needs of different industry sectors. RMIT partners with industry leaders and works collaboratively with experts from other disciplines, shaping a range of solutions to real-world problems.

In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, food sciences at RMIT was ranked as world class.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

Study locations


Melbourne City

Career pathways

A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.