University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Bakery and Patisserie Technology

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Course summary

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OVERVIEW Have you got a passion for baking? Do you dream of becoming a chocolatier or patissier, or even starting your own baking business? From making artisan breads to working as a bakery technologist, our Bakery and Patisserie Technology degree will give you the skills and knowledge for a range of careers to help you flourish in this creative and highly competitive industry. Developed in consultation with industry experts, our long-established bakery degree course will help you hone your practical skills and technical abilities, as well as giving you the business knowledge you need to compete. Learning in our industry standard bakeries and state-of-the-art Food Science and Innovation Suite, not only will you develop a strong scientific and technological understanding of the core processes involved in the baking industry, but also the managerial skills to help you succeed in senior management or as an entrepreneur. You will be encouraged to boost your work-ready skills and experience on a work placement, with opportunities ranging from working with small artisan businesses to larger food producers and ingredient manufacturers. You will also benefit from our fantastic connections with major organisations in the bakery and confectionery industries, offering a wide variety of industry-related visits, guest lectures and further work opportunities. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Practical application – Develop your hands-on skills on work placement as well as learning in our bakeries and our cutting-edge Food Science and Innovation Suite
  • Industry approved – We have a close working relationship with the Worshipful Company of Bakers, ensuring our course features the latest industry techniques and developments
  • Competitions – Take on the opportunity to showcase your talent in contests such as the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees’ (ABST) annual competition
  • Enrichment – From Callebaut and Mondelēz to Délifrance and DuPont/Danisco, our industry partnerships offer you a wealth of opportunities for guest lectures, research, placements and visits
FACILITIES University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food industry training facilities. Students on our bakery courses have access to our on-site baking and product development laboratories, hosting equipment such as high-speed pressure/vacuum mixers, specialist equipment for chocolate production and dough and flour rheology testing equipment. In addition, our Cakes and Bakes shop on campus sells a wide range of bread and baked goods made by our students. You will also have use of our multi-million pound Food Science and Innovation Suite, featuring the latest food testing and diagnostic technology alongside a cutting-edge development kitchen and bespoke sensory evaluation room. PLACEMENTS Our course features 120 hours of work experience during years 1 and 2. Employers we have worked with include Mondelēz (Birmingham), Edgbaston Boutique Hotel (Birmingham), Hyatt Hotel (Birmingham), The Ritz (London), Bettys Café Tea Room (Harrogate) and Slattery (Manchester). CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Bakery manager
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Development technologist (bakery and patisserie)
  • Artisan baker
  • Cake decorator
  • Quality control (QC) technician
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Managing For Profit
  • Artisan Bread – Production and Appraisal
  • Introduction to Patisserie
  • Specialist Confectionery
  • Bakery Science and Nutrition
YEAR 2
  • Contemporary Bread
  • Functional Ingredients for Bakery
  • Advanced Patisserie and Confectionery
  • Bakery Product Design and Development
  • Quality Assurance and Legislation
  • Sensory Science and Data Handling
YEAR 3
  • Trends in Bakery and Patisserie Technology
  • Current Issues in Food and Nutrition
  • Food Technology
  • Food Supply and Sustainability
Plus one option from:
  • Research Project
- Applied Food Project

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 degree course:

  • Coursework – 70%
  • Practical assessment – 23%
  • Written examinations – 7%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
DN6H
Institution code:
B35
Campus name:
University College Birmingham
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Transferring from another university At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. What do I need to do? To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected]


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ 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

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


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
100%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

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UCB Admissions

0121 604 1040

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Haven’t secured a place at university? Don’t panic! You can apply for a place at UCB through the clearing process, which opens every year in July. Not familiar with the clearing process? Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the ball rolling and secure your place at UCB. Our team of dedicated clearing advisors have your very best interests at heart and will guide you through every aspect of your application. Simply call us on 0121 604 1040 and we’ll get you started on your journey.


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