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University College Birmingham: Culinary Arts Management

Institution University College Birmingham
Department X Legacy: College of Food - MA/MSC/PGDip
Study type Taught


OVERVIEW Managing professional culinary enterprises is an exciting challenge. Blending artistry, technique and creativity with the demands of management and business requires a unique range of abilities. Our Culinary Arts Management postgraduate course will arm you with this advanced skill set, driving you towards a dynamic career in the culinary environment of the hospitality industry.

University College Birmingham is internationally renowned for food and hospitality training, and our course will enhance your knowledge of classical culinary technique and how to adapt it to the modern international culinary environment. Innovation, recipe and food product development will form key components of your study, while you’ll also learn how to meet changing consumer demands and research trends, as well as the challenge of managing culinary operations as profit centres.

Not only will you be supported on campus by our vastly experienced lecturers and our outstanding kitchen and food development facilities, but you’ll also have the chance to prove your culinary skills and knowledge in the industry through an optional placement for up to six months, setting the foundations for your career in senior management.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? - Work placement – Take up our optional six-month placement and get your foot in the door within the food and hospitality industry before you even finish your studies

  • Expert tuition – Draw from our lecturers’ wealth of experience and keep up-to-date with the very latest industry developments and academic research

  • Excellent facilities – Develop and apply your skills within our industry-standard kitchen and restaurant facilities on campus

FACILITIES University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food industry training facilities. As a student on our Culinary Arts Management course, you will have access to our professional standard kitchens which are used regularly for prestigious competitions, as well as our Food Science and Innovation Suite which features the latest food testing and diagnostic technology, state-of-the-art development kitchen facilities and a bespoke sensory evaluation room.

In addition, we have an AA Rosette Highly Commended restaurant on campus – Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food – which is open to the public and will arm you with hands-on skills, from serving fast food to silver service.

Students on our postgraduate courses also have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities.

PLACEMENTS Our course features an optional work placement for three to six months following completion of your taught modules, with opportunities in the UK or overseas.

CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course: - Restaurant manager

  • Food business owner/restaurateur

  • Catering manager

  • Product/process development scientist

  • Head chef

  • Chef

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Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

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