Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy

William Angliss Institute VIC

As humanity approaches eight billion with more than half of us living in cities, the challenge of how to feed ourselves well in the face of converging crises has never been greater. The need for qualified and capable professionals with interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches will be acutely felt in coming years. In Australia's only Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy, students explore the wicked problems facing contemporary food systems and cultures. Subjects are designed to build individual and collaborative problem solving skills and develop students' capacities in interdisciplinary thinking. Students will refine their critical research and analytical skills as they examine shifting gastronomic narratives and their intersection with public debates concerning the politics, ethics, cultures and ecologies of food system change. They will also exercise their capacity to participate effectively in public debates surrounding food systems and gastronomy. Graduates of the Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy will be recognised as innovative and professional agents of change in the communities of practice in which they operate.

Course Fee:

Australian: $40,000

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline. Applications from individuals without an undergraduate degree may also be considered based on relevant professional expertise and specialist experience.


2 years full-time study 96 credit points; each semester is 24 credit points based on the combination of subjects chosen.

Subjects you can Study:

Food systems theory and practice; Gastronomic discourse and culture; Transformations in agriculture: theory and practice; Politics of gastronomy; Food and urbanism: past, present and future; Taste, terroir and place; Community food security and public health; Urban agriculture: practice and policy

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01505M

Related Careers:

Food Technologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 2 years
Melbourne No info Yes Part time


William Angliss Institute gives our graduates business skills, industry insights and real-world experience to take on exciting global management roles.

All diplomas and degrees include opportunities to learn directly from industry experts through work integrated learning, study trips, field excursions, demonstrations and masterclasses. 

Our academic staff has extensive educational experience and qualifications as well as broad industry experience with the ability to bring food studies, tourism, hospitality, hotel management and event management expertise into the classroom. 

William Angliss Institute students have access to support services that make student life easier and more enjoyable, including careers and employment assistance, learning support, mentoring, career guidance and activities.

Study Options

The Institute offers a variety of qualifications, from short courses and youth programs, apprenticeships and traineeships, certificates and diplomas, through to bachelor and master degrees.

Study areas include:

We also offer a range of youth, community and Indigenous programs.


At William Angliss Institute, students learn in state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • commercial cookery kitchens
  • training restaurants* 
  • bakery kitchens*
  • patisserie kitchens
  • meat-processing rooms*
  • a Coffee Academy
  • a tea training room*
  • a chocolate laboratory*
  • flight attendant training facility*
  • hotel training suites*
  • a student lounge
  • learning resource centre*
  • hotel training suites*
  • a food technology laboratory*

*Melbourne campus only

Want to know more?

For more information about William Angliss Institute, call 1300 ANGLISS, email or visit

William Angliss Institute

555 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
RTO No. 3045
CRICOS: 01505M
HEP 9534 

Locations and Contact

555 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tel: 1300 ANGLISS

11 Bowden Street
Tel: 1300 ANGLISS

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