University of Derby

Professional Culinary Management University of Derby Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Institute of Hospitality


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Course summary

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Hone your skills in our professional training kitchens and work on real projects with food producers, breweries, restaurants and major hotel chains.

Why choose this course?

Learn from industry-renowned chefs at one of the top UK universities for culinary management.

Is this course for you?

Practical and creative, this degree will immerse you in the dynamic world of culinary operations and management. There will be many opportunities for you to meet industry professionals through guest lectures and industry days.

How you will learn

You will develop your professional, leadership and business management skills in our modern, industry standard kitchens. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of events such as weddings and banquets to graduation ceremonies and conferences, so you will develop supervisory abilities alongside your technical skills as a culinary professional.

Opportunities and experiences

An optional placement or internship – in the UK or overseas – helps you develop your knowledge, understanding, skills and experience to prepare you for a career in culinary management. There is also the chance to join our short study visits abroad or to spend time studying with one of our international partners.

Professionally accredited

Culinary Management is part of the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism which is an International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). We are the only UK institution to hold this accreditation, which recognises us above our peers for excellence in education.

This course is also accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, boosting our professional credibility.

Careers and employability

As a BA (Hons) Professional Culinary Management graduate, you will be equipped with all the real world experience that today’s employers are looking for. You can look forward to a wide range of career opportunities within the international culinary sector. You could progress to roles such as food and beverage supervisor, commis chef, chef de partie, graduate trainee restaurant manager, sales executive, licensed retail manager or contract catering manager – to name just a few.

Did you know? We also offer this course:
-With Placement Year

Please note that for September 2020 the first year and second year of your course will be studied at our Buxton Campus and then all future years of study will be at our Derby Campus. If you are commencing your studies in September 2022, you will study the full duration of your course at our Derby Campus.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N862
Institution code D39
Campus name University of Derby Buxton
Campus code U

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,045 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

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