Study Programme Details
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


18 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a captivating exploration of the world of gastronomy with AUT’s Master of Gastronomy, a dynamic and immersive program spanning 1½ years. Located at the heart of the vibrant AUT City Campus, this master’s program offers a unique opportunity to delve into the multifaceted dimensions of food, exploring its power, influence, and intricate connections to our global society.


Food is not merely sustenance; it is a narrative that weaves together diverse elements of our existence. In the Master of Gastronomy program, we transcend the boundaries of traditional culinary education. Here, food becomes a lens through which we examine and discuss crucial issues facing our world—issues of culture, identity, and global interconnectedness.

Admission Requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a B grade average or higher in courses at level 7 or equivalent
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent
  • GAST805 Signs, Symbols and Ritual: Unveiling the Language of Culinary Expression (15 points)
  • GAST807 Politics, Power and Food (15 points)
  • GAST808 Global Beverages (15 points)
  • GAST809 Gastronomy, Culture and Global Cuisines (15 points)
  • GAST810 Food Perspectives: Nutrition, Wellbeing & Gastronomy (15 points)
  • GAST811 Nourishing Connections: Workplace Internship Project* (30 points)
  • GAST812 Exploring the food of Aotearoa and the South Pacific* (15 points)
  • Domestic $10,606 – $11,080 (for 120 points)
  • International $37,646 (for 120 points)

Future Career Outcomes

Upon graduation, envision a future where your expertise in gastronomy becomes a driving force for positive change. Whether you lead in food culture analysis, contribute to sustainable practices, or influence food policies, your impact will be felt across diverse sectors globally.

Visa Requirements:

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