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.

Eduniversal Group has ranked our Master of Gastronomy as the 10th best master's degree in the world for gastronomy.

Start date: 2019

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

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

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
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK2015
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540 - $8,967
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$32, 115
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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