The PGDipSci is an ideal pathway to furthering your studies if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a Food Science related discipline, (but which has not already included a significant research component resulting in a dissertation). Completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Science can provide a pathway for entry to a one year Master's by thesis only. The Postgraduate Diploma in Science is a mixture of taught papers and a research component. There are a number of options for the research component. The Department of Food Science encourages students to undertake a 60 point research project (FOSC490) as part of the PGDipSci. This keeps your options open for further research based study. The taught papers are 20 point Advanced Topics. Each 20 point paper is made up of two 10 point modules, - you can select modules according to your interests.
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Food Science
Making a formal application
Apply online following the Otago University Application process unless you are an International student.
International applicants who are new to the University of Otago should refer to the International section of the website before making an online application.
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