Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Gastronomy and Food Sustainability

Institution
University College Birmingham · College of Food and Hospitality Management
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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Entry requirements

Academic:

MSc Gastronomy and Food Sustainability – A grade classification of 2:2 is required, or international equivalent.

PGDip Gastronomy and Food Sustainability – A grade classification of third-class is required, or international equivalent.

A UK or International honours degree from a recognised institution.


Work based:

We also consider applicants who are currently employed and wish to apply to University College Birmingham.

To apply, you must have five years of relevant managerial work experience, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the sector for the subject matter you are interested in pursuing.

A reference detailing your roles and responsibilities from your line manager and a meeting with the programme team will usually be scheduled prior to a place being offered.

EU/international students:

For Academic and English entry requirements for EU and international students, please visit the Country Specific Information page.

Additional:

If your degree is not related and you do not have relevant managerial work experience, please contact Admissions so that we can discuss your application on an individual basis before you apply.

If you have any questions, please send us an email:

Home and EU applicants: pg@ucb.ac.uk

International applicants: international@ucb.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

There has never been a more important time to consider the impacts of food production and consumption on the societal, environmental and economic stability and development of our domestic and wider markets.

The agri-food industry requires smart, innovative people and approaches, not only to solve some of the substantial challenges facing humanity, including climate change, food security and diet-related diseases, but to balance this with the production of food that people want to eat.

Expanding from a point of gastronomy, this course offers a unique vantage point, acknowledging food as a culturally embedded source of pleasure and enrichment, rather than simply nutrition or commodity. This course will develop the required general and specific knowledge to meet the needs of the future industry. The philosophy, science and business of food is represented to reflect the considerations for nourishment, pleasure and sustainability.

Work placements are vital for gaining real-life experience and for building your confidence and skills before you finish your course – and they may even lead to a job when you graduate. Our hired@UCB team can help find the ideal placement for you.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pg@ucb.ac.uk
Phone
0121 604 1040