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Master of Science degrees at Otago are research-based and are designed to equip you either to move into employment well prepared with advanced knowledge and strong research skills, or to advance seamlessly to a doctoral study programme.

Two year MSc - by Papers and Thesis

The two-year Research Masters, which includes a papers and a thesis year, is for those who have completed a bachelors degree in Food Science, or in Consumer Food Science, or in a food science related discipline such as food engineering, food technology or food safety. Entry criteria apply.

One year MSc in Food Science or Consumer Food Science - by Thesis only

This one-year research only Masters is for those who hold a Postgraduate Diploma in a Food Science related discipline or for International students who hold a 4 year Honours degree with a clear significant research project component.

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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Regulations on this page are taken from the 2023 Calendar and supplementary material.

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