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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Food Sciences & Technology

Help resolve food security challenges facing growing populations with PhD in Food Sciences & Technology.

Become a leading scientific researcher in the increasingly important areas of food sustainability and nutrition.

PhD in Food Sciences & Technology program at VU
In your doctoral degree in Food Sciences and Technology, you’ll conduct original research at the forefront of its field. VU’s research in advanced food systems allows you to contribute real advances to the study of food-sustainability and innovative food production. These address the complex nutritional needs of industrialised and developing nations.

Within VU's research focus areas, we work closely with industry to discover scientific and technological solutions to food-related problems. Multidisciplinary food and nutrition research is undertaken in partnership with government, industry, not-for-profit organisations and other universities in Australia and overseas.

Throughout your study, you’ll have the support of leading scientific researchers. You’ll learn to present your findings clearly and effectively in a thesis, and through public presentations and publications.

Campus Information

Werribee Campus

Located in the fastest growing area of Melbourne, our Werribee Campus is a part of a modern technology precinct. Werribee Campus has specialised facilities for teaching and research, including major research centres for water treatment, food science, biomedical science and fire safety. Our students and researchers make major contributions to the local and international scientific community.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Following your PhD, you’ll be ready for a scientific-research or advisory role. Opportunities exist in government, health care, food-science organisations, and universities.

PSW Opportunity

  • 4 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree with thesis; 
  • admissible bachelor degree Completed with a degree classification (as awarded on degree certificate) of first Division with Distinction (70%).

English Language Requirement

  • Achieved an IELTS, (Academic Module) result with an overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6) or equivalent and completed a Masters degree or a relevant four year undergraduate degree with Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.