Master of Science in Food Innovation

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 18 Jul 2022

    Semester 1 - 20 Feb 2023

  • Qualification

    Taught Master's

  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Healthy food and nutrition is an essential for a healthy future. Lincoln University’s Master of Science and Food Innovation will expand your future with the knowledge and skills to create new foods, and to be at the forefront of creating original and innovative nutritional solutions.

This master’s degree that seeds the technical skills, nutritional and biochemical knowledge to innovate in the global food industry. You may also be able to complete the degree in 12 months, depending on when you start.

You’ll gain an awareness of the market challenges and issues in developing new food products, and learn about food quality, composition and processing safety, human nutrition and sensory evaluation.

You’ll graduate with the abilities to succeed in both national and international companies, and even be able to design and create your own unique products.

How you’ll grow

  • By developing an understanding of how food composition and processing affects food quality.
  • The factors that drive consumer appreciation of foods, food biochemistry, food microbiology and food toxins.
  • Strong skills in applied research and problem-based learning. 

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of Science in Food Innovation, you’ll be ready for roles like Food Scientist, Product Development Scientist, Food Safety Officer, Laboratory Analyst, Quality Control Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Food Biochemist or Food Consultant.

Programme information


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Venkata Chelikani

Dr Venkata Chelikani


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