Birkbeck, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This unique course, jointly delivered by Birkbeck and the renowned Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, provides a firm foundation in culinary techniques and management studies that are not only applicable to food businesses but also across other service industries.
The programme addresses key concepts together with the project management and development skills required of managers in food businesses in the twenty-first century. You will gain experience of a real food business work environment through an internship component while also developing your academic, practical and interpersonal skills. The programme also enables you to develop your research and presentation skills together with your ability to design, develop and implement systems that assist in the successful operation of a food business.
The programme encourages forward thinking and the ability to develop ideas that may provide a positive contribution to the changing needs of the global food industry and the environment within which it operates. Once you graduate you will be equipped to enter a variety of management careers in the food industry.
This unique BBA, which combines business and management content with modules in culinary arts and hospitality, is the only one of its kind in London.
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute is an internationally recognised leader in the teaching of culinary arts, with a team of classically trained Master Chefs, and Wine and Hospitality professionals. Its London centre has state-of-the-art facilities for the delivery of its culinary courses and its close proximity to Birkbeck enables students to move between both sites easily.
Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
- We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
Examinations, including practical examinations for the culinary modules, and coursework in the form of essays, case studies, presentations, group-work tasks and in-class tests plus a final research project.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
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We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
Applicants will normally be expected to have grade C in GCSE-level English and mathematics. Applicants who do not hold this level of qualification may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises mathematics and English. This audit assesses an applicant's potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular programme of study.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|