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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.
Master of Science (MSc) in Consumer Food Science
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Master of Science (MSc) in Food Science
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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.
Before you apply
Finding a supervisor
As a potential research student, you need to be well-prepared, and show initiative and aptitude.
Prior to application, you need to find a supervisor and confirm a project or area of study with them. To do this you must:
- Find an area you are interested in on the Department Research Themes page or follow the links to the staff members individual profile pages to view their specific areas of expertise.
- First contact should be made with the Postgraduate Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Explaining your area of interest and staff members that you may want as Supervisors. Please include your C.V, educational transcripts and contact details of two academic referees.
- Once the Postgraduate Administrator has assessed your initial email and information sent, only then will your details be passed on to the relevant academics and they will contact you for further information if they wish to proceed further or the Postgraduate Administrator will inform you that your enquiry has been unsuccessful.
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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