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The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, 3 semesters, Food Science coursework postgraduate degree, which can be tailored to either extend the skills and knowledge of those already working in the food industry or to provide the essential background and skills to enable graduates from a wide range of background to make an impact in the food sector.
You will receive practical and research-oriented teaching in interdisciplinary agricultural, food and consumer science areas such as: principles of agriculture, food, and food systems, shelf life and food quality, food chemistry, food processing, biotechnology, flavour, consumer behaviour, and sensory science.
Three staircased qualifications are available under this suite of programmes:
- The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science (PGCertAppSc) can be completed in one semester.
- The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) requires 2 semesters of study in total (including any study already taken for a Certificate).
- The Masters of Applied Science (MAppSc) generally requires a total of 3 semesters of study (including any previously undertaken for the Certificate or Diploma).
This Masters is a coursework programme comprising taught papers and a supervised independent study or work-based project. The MAppSc in Consumer Food Science does not provide a pathway to study for a research-based higher degree.
Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Consumer 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.
If you are interested in the MAppSc in Consumer Food Science, we strongly recommend that you contact us before applying.