Culinary Arts Management
Awarded by: University of Birmingham
If you are seeking to develop a career within the culinary environment of the hospitality industry, this course provides a direct career pathway for you.
The management of professional culinary enterprises proves an exciting challenge. Artistry and technique need to be blended with business and management acumen, coupled with the skills of creativity and innovation. The challenge is to always meet changing consumer demands, research trends and effectively manage an operation.
You will study classical culinary technique and adapt it to the contemporary culinary environment. Innovation, recipe and food product development will be strong components of your overall experience. The international nature of the modern culinary environment is reflected in the content and delivery of this course – as are the challenges of managing culinary operations as profit centres.
Some previous culinary experience is required, but the course is also open to students from educational and industry backgrounds.
Why should I choose this course?
- UCB is a specialist and internationally-renowned provider of courses in hospitality and culinary arts management.
- You will enhance your knowledge and application of culinary technique and develop your ability to manage within a culinary environment.
- You will be able to specialise and develop advanced techniques through our state-of-the-art facilities, staff expertise and an optional work placement.
- UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international study body and out internationally-recognised qualifications.
- Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.
The University has a total of nine industry-standard training kitchens which regularly are used for prestigious chef competitions and demonstrations. Practical sessions are also held in the 'Create It' and 'Innovate It' kitchens in the Food Science and Innovation Suite.
Our open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.
Duration for this course is 1.5 years full-time / 2.5 years part-time
Students holding a degree from a recognised institution can apply for postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham. The University also values the practical experience of applicants and will consider applications from students who can provide evidence of appropriate work experience.
English language requirement for international applicants
To apply for any undergraduate degree, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
In addition to IELTS, for international applicants, University College Birmingham accepts a number of country-specific English language qualifications as evidence of English language ability. These are shown under the ‘Country Specific Information’ tab of the University website.
We also offer UCB English Proficiency Test that is complimentary to all our conditional offer holders. You will need to achieve an overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component.
How to apply?
To apply to study a postgraduate course at University College Birmingham, including UK, EU and International, you can apply direct via the website.
The only exception is applications for PGCE courses, which can be made either through the Department for Education (DfE) or through UCAS Teacher training. For more information, please visit the University website.
Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your online application.
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- Postgraduate Work Placement
The modules listed on the website for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. Unless otherwise stated, the modules listed above for this course are for students starting in the academic year 2020/21. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules and if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.
Culinary Arts Management BA (Hons) / FdA
About this institute
University College of Birmingham
Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham,...
Why study at University College Birmingham
Why Choose Us?
Your choice of college or university will play an important part in shaping your career and fulfilling your ambitions.
It’s crucial you pick a place that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be a university that will help you achieve your goals; a place you can trust.
So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?
The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.
The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.
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