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Culinary Arts (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Waterford, Ireland
The B.A. in Culinary Arts (Hons) from Waterford Institute of Technology is a revisioning of traditional culinary skills training to include a number of other disciplines such as food innovation, media and visual arts, food policy, speciality food production, sustainable practices and gastronomy.
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Overview

The Culinary Arts (Hons) course offered by Waterford Institute of Technology has been designed to bring students into the worlds of interdisciplinary learning, research and enquiry and the emphasis is less on training and more on holistic development in order that graduates will elevate current industry practices to a new dimension both regionally and nationally. 

Central to the degree is a year combining industrial and international experience. During the first semester of year 3 students have the opportunity to take a semester of international study, followed by an internship in industry in semester 6. This will offer culinary students first-hand experience of international standards and best practice in culinary operations.

This course offers an interdisciplinary study of social, human and culinary sciences and will encourage students to think about the future of gastronomy, encouraging them to explore the connection between environmental consciousness and creativity, politics and food production, the media and culinary arts, amongst other things.

Careers

  • management positions within the hospitality sector, such as specialist chef, chef de partie and sous chef

  • marketing and promotion

  • entrepreneurship in creative food technology and development industries

  • food product innovation centres

  • artisan food production units

  • food promotion

  • education and training;

  • event catering and food and beverage retail management

  • in the domain of food styling

  • food and related journalism

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Culinary Skills
  • Development of Culinary Skills
  • Introduction to Gastronomy
  • Development of Modern International Gastronomy
  • Food Safety & Technology
  • Nutrition & Scientific Principles
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Information & Communication Technology for Culinary Arts
  • Advanced Culinary Skills
  • Culinary Operations
  • Oenology
  • Food, Energy and Sustainable Practices in Culinary Arts
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Innovation
  • Contemporary Food Policies
  • European Food Regulatory Affairs
  • Advanced Culinary Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    55

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General Requirements

Minimum entry requirements:

  • 2 subjects: H5
  • 4 subjects: O6/H7
  • English or Irish: O6/H7
  • Mathematics: O6/H7

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waterford

  • 670 - 1050 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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