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Master Of Science In Food Innovation Lincoln University

Last Updated on December 27, 2022 by Fola Shade

Centre for Food Research and Innovation

Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust

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Master of Science in Food Innovation

Key informationLevel of study:Master’s DegreeDuration:1 yearStart date: Expected July-2021Campus:Lincoln UniversityCourse enquiryShortlistView institution website2 of 20 Your selection was not able to be shortlisted, please try again

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Lincoln University’s Master of Science in Food Innovation is a one year master (180 credits) targeted at creating world-leading food scientists. Our students focus on food composition, quality, processing, innovation, marketing and human nutrition. This broad base provides graduates with the necessary skills to succeed, whether it is as an employee of national or international companies or creating your own unique products. Food innovation is not only critical to the economic viability of New Zealand, but for the world as a whole. Lincoln University is long-established in research and education with a land and food focus. As New Zealand’s specialist land-based University, Lincoln attracts internationally renowned researchers to utilise their theoretical knowledge of science to the applied benefit of the food industry.

Summary of Regulations

Students are required to complete 180 credits of taught courses from the schedules to the regulations for the MSc(Food) over three semesters (12 months of study).


Compulsory Courses

  • FOOD 601 Food Processing and Quality
  • FOOD 602 Food and Nutritional Biochemistry
  • FOOD 604 Food Product Innovation
  • FOOD 606 Food Safety and Security
  • FOOD 607 Sensory Science and Techniques (subject to approval)
  • MICR 604 Advanced Microbiology
  • SCIE 601 Laboratory Experimentation

?Plus 40 credits from:

  • FOOD 697 Research Issues
  • FOOD 698 Design or Research Essay
  • FOOD 699 Research Placement
  • FOOD 660 (40 credit dissertation)

Entry criteria

A relevant degree with at least a B grade average in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.

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