Master of Gastronomy

Explore the art of fine food with AUT's Master of Gastronomy. You study food and gastronomy, food history, food culture, food politics, ethics and sustainability, and food activism related to gastronomy.

Explore the meaning and significance of food in society with this multifaceted postgraduate programme. Strongly influenced by New Zealand and the Pacific, this master’s degree has been developed so that those with a strong interest in these areas can pursue their passion and research interests.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7 or equivalent

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

You will advance your knowledge in the principles and history of gastronomy. You will be able to create new knowledge and critically evaluate information, whilst learning to communicate it effectively. Exposure to new media and technology will impact the way you develop your ideas and deliver your assignments.

A team of experienced and passionate lecturers with extensive academic and industry experience will guide you through a multidimensional food journey.

Papers you can study

Dissertation and applied project

You complete the master’s degree with papers and a:

  • 60-point dissertation OR
  • 60-point applied project

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Gastronomy are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

  • Journalism/food writing
  • Food historian
  • Food-related consultancy
  • Education, teacher, lecturer
  • Product research and development
  • Marketing, communication
  • Government and non government agencies – policy, development, health
  • Production management – food service
  • Food activism, ethics and sustainability

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