University of Derby online learning

Professional Culinary Arts (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

University of Derby online learning

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Methodology Online
Duration 1 Year
Start September
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Online
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

Keen to take the next step in your culinary career? We offer an exciting opportunity to ‘top up’ your existing qualification to a full honours degree in the space of just a year.

Set your sights on a career in a world-renowned kitchen, restaurant or hotel: our graduates are now succeeding with top names like Loch Lomond and Gleneagles
Finesse your craft in our state-of-the-art kitchens, fine dining restaurant and bistro
Draw on our strong professional links with Michelin-starred restaurants and leading hotels in the UK and overseas
Showcase your talent in prestigious competitions which raise your profile within the industry
Meet the highest professional standards on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
Become a member of hosco, the world’s leading hospitality careers network for students and graduates

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· Who is it intended for?

As a BA (Hons) Professional Culinary Arts graduate, you will be equipped with all the real world experience that today’s employers expect. Leading names in the industry seek out our graduates because they are professional, talented and ‘work-ready’. Our graduates typically secure progressive careers in kitchen, restaurant and hotel management. They are now succeeding in senior roles everywhere from large international hotel chains to Michelin-starred properties, independent restaurants and conference venues. On completing this course, you could take up positions such as food and beverage supervisor, commis chef, commis pastry chef, chef de partie, graduate trainee restaurant manager, sales executive, licensed retail manager or contract catering manager – to name just a few.

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What you'll learn on the course

Culinary Arts
Customer Experience
Anthropology of Food
Practical assessments

Course programme

What you will study

To complete the BA (Hons) Professional Culinary Arts (Top up), you will study modules such as:

Stage one
  • Professional Kitchen 3
  • Patisserie and Confectionery
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Contemporary Issues in Culinary Arts
  • Anthropology of Food
  • Independent Study in Culinary Arts (double module)

You will be assessed in a number of ways including:

  • Written assignments: essays and reports
  • Practical assessments
  • Product development
  • Individual and group oral presentations
  • Problem-based case studies
  • Individual and group work
  • A sustained piece of independent study

Additional information

UK/EU fee -  £9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee -  £13,250 per year (2019/20)

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