Postgraduate Diploma in Gastronomy

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



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a culinary journey and deepen your understanding of gastronomy in just one year with the Postgraduate Diploma in Gastronomy at AUT. Immerse yourself in a program designed to explore perspectives and concepts that are at the forefront of the evolving culinary landscape. Our comprehensive curriculum is enriched with industry insights and advancements, ensuring you’re equipped to excel in the dynamic world of gastronomy.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Gastronomy not only offers an in-depth exploration of culinary concepts but also serves as a stepping stone to postgraduate study, including the prestigious Master of Gastronomy. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a culinary enthusiast, this diploma enhances your skills and knowledge base, propelling you to a more advanced level within the industry. Immerse yourself in a transformative culinary experience that sets the stage for a rewarding career.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent
  • GAST801 Principles of Gastronomy (30 points)
  • GAST803 Semiotics of Gastronomy (15 points)
  • GAST805 Food, Culture and Society (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)
  • BUSS823 Qualitative Research Design and Analysis (15 points)
  • Domestic $10,606 – $11,080 (for 120 points)
  • International 37,646 (for 120 points)

Future Career Outcomes

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Gastronomy, envision a future where you contribute significantly to the culinary world. Whether you choose to shape culinary education, drive innovation in the industry, or lead gastronomic research, your expertise will be sought after in various culinary domains.

Visa Requirements:

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