Taught course

Culinary Arts Management

University College Birmingham · School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant degree or at least three years work experience in a kitchen environment with a degree in an unrelated subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The management of professional culinary enterprises requires a wide range of skills. Culinary artistry and technique need to be blended with business and management acumen and skills of creativity and innovation. These postgraduate programmes are designed for those who wish to further develop their knowledge and ability in these areas.

UCB is a specialist and internationally renowned provider of programmes in the area of hospitality and culinary arts management. The Culinary Arts Management postgraduate masters and diploma programmes utilise UCB's specialist facilities and expertise. This enables students to deepen their knowledge of culinary technique and application and also their ability to manage within the culinary environment.

Classical culinary technique is featured within the programmes, with an emphasis towards development and adaptation to the contemporary culinary environment. Innovation, recipe and food product development are a strong components of the student experience.

The international nature of the modern culinary environment is reflected in the content and delivery of the programme as are the challenges of managing culinary operations as a profit centre whether this be in large companies or small enterprises.

The programme has an optional paid 6 month industrial placement.

This programme is accredited by the institute of Hospitality.

Information for international students

You will require an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual element below 5.5. English language Support and an English language checking service is offered free of charge. Please note that UCB will consider offering country fee waivers for applicants to this course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Opportunities exist for a six month paid placement with this Masters degree. Information on scholarships is available online at http://www.ucb.ac.uk/services-and-support/scholarships/home.aspx. Please note that European Union students are eligible to pay the Home rate of fees.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
15 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Dissertation60 (14,000 words words)

Course contact details

Joseph Young
+44 (0)121 604190
+44 121 200 1376