University College Birmingham

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Warwick

Culinary Arts Management (Taught)

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Course summary

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
Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

  • Culinary Artistry - Contemporary Principles
  • Culinary Innovation and Product Development
  • Culinary Management Project
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Managing Profitable Food and Beverage Operations
  • Revenue and Performance Analysis
Postgraduate Work Placement (optional)

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this postgraduate course:

  • Coursework – 68%
  • Practical assessment – 22%
  • Written examinations – 10%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.


How to apply

International applicants

Students from outside the European Union can apply to us directly while applicants for undergraduate courses can also apply via Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS). Here is our step-by-step guide to finding a place at University College Birmingham. http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx

Entry requirements

**Masters Entry Requirements** - A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any/relevant subject. - We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience (3-5 years) with degree-equivalent professional qualification. - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component **Postgraduate Diploma Entry requirements** - A minimum of a third –class honours degree - An equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution - We will also consider an equivalent professional qualification - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2MA/MSc/PGDip - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)6MA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Institution's Own TestMA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6000 Whole course
Scotland £6000 Whole course
Wales £6000 Whole course
International £14500 Whole course

Additional fee information

UK Students English students studying a full master's degree are eligible for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance. Apply here - https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study Please note, if you are planning to study the MA/MSc (but will be exempt one or more modules) or if you are planning on studying the Postgraduate Diploma, these courses will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan. The postgraduate loan is not applicable to PGCE students. The standard undergraduate package of Student Finance is available to those studying a PGCE. EU and International: A £500 discount is applied if the fees are paid in full at enrolment. For more information please visit https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/international-tuition-fees/
Culinary Arts Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS