Postgraduate Certificate in Gastronomy

The Postgraduate Certificate in Gastronomy produces graduates who can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives or constructs applicable to the study of gastronomy. This qualification also provides a pathway to postgraduate study, including progression to the Postgraduate Diploma in Gastronomy The postgraduate certificate also caters for those already in the industry who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge base at a more advanced level.

Quick facts

Programme code: AK2017
Level: 8
Points: 60
Duration: Half year full-time / up to 2 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 17 July 2017

Career opportunities

This programme opens employment opportunities within:

  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Media
  • Food research
  • Writing
  • Human geography
  • Employment options requiring a background in food sociology/anthropology.

Entry requirements

  • Guidelines to entry
  • An applicant may be required to submit evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level or attend a selection interview.
  • One of the following or equivalent:
    • a bachelor's degree, or
    • a relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

Structure and content

The papers provide a common grounding in gastronomic concepts, theories and approaches.


GAST801 Principles of Gastronomy
GAST802 Global Food and Cultural Festivities
GAST803 Semiotics of Gastronomy
GAST804 Critical Gastronomy

Fees information

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Last updated: 02-Mar-2017 1.10pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.