Master of Science (Food Science)

Postgraduate Study


Apply now for 2024 and advance your career with postgraduate study at Western.

Advance your curiosity for science

Being curious is in your DNA. You have a need to solve problems, find answers and figure things out. You’re the perfect candidate for our Master of Science (Food Science) program.

There is a growing demand for highly qualified food scientists, both here in Australia and on the global stage. This degree gives the advanced knowledge required to solve future challenges in nutrition and health, food quality and safety.

Through integrated subjects in food processing, quality assurance, food evaluation techniques and new product development, you’ll gain the cognitive, technical and critical thinking skills needed to analyse issues and articulate solutions. You’ll also access Western’s cutting-edge food pilot plant and commercial kitchen, and be given a chance to apply your newfound skills and knowledge to a professional research project.

And because we know it can be hard to juggle study with your current work and life commitments, this degree offers you a balance of online and on-campus studies.

Professional accreditation

Our graduates from this degree are eligible for professional membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $28,600*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: $33,280*

Delivery: On campus



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"The first time I visited the campus, I fell in love with its beautiful architecture, well equipped labs and ever helping staff."

— Master of Public Health and Master of Health Science. Sadia Mughal. Pakistan.

World-class facilities

Students will become familiar with the University’s food pilot plant and commercial kitchen and be able use these facilities to practise their skills and application of knowledge and skills.

Professional research skills

A capstone subject involving professional research project allows students to integrate their knowledge and skills developed from the whole program and build on research skills that are scaffolded through the curriculum.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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