PGDipSci On Campus

Food Science

University of Otago

12 months
26053 USD/year
6914 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Understanding food, its components, quality and consumer appeal are the ingredients of Food Science. At the University of Otago, Postgraduate Diploma in Science - Food Science papers aim to prepare people for creative, challenging, diverse and rewarding food industry careers.


Key Features

Postgraduate Diploma in Science - Food Science at University of Otago builds upon the basic sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and it interacts with such diverse scientific disciplines as Human Nutrition, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Process Engineering. All play an important role in the understanding of the foods we produce, manufacture and consume.

Some of the topics addressed by Food Science include: food manufacturing (product development, processing, packaging); what food is made of (food chemistry and analysis); what has been added (vitamins, preservatives, colour, flavour); how stable it is (shelf life, microbiology); safety (food contaminants, food poisoning); and sensory properties (taste, appearance, smell, texture).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Project
  • Dissertation
  • Master's Thesis Preparation
  • Advanced Food Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26053 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26053 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6914 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6914 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $9,501.00
  • International: $35,798

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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