The Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences (Hons) course from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is designed to reinforce and enhance the student’s knowledge of scientific principles, processes and technologies through the study of food.
This degree course will benefit students who are interested in applying scientific principles to the theoretical and practical aspects of food, from production of raw materials to food product development.
The first two years of the programme provide students with practical culinary skills and basic food science and technology, nutrition and gastronomy knowledge, supported by laboratory practicals.
The latter two years focus on the acquisition of more advanced scientific skills in the area of food science, sensory science, flavour, in theory and through their application in food product development.
The programme will create highly competent individuals with a unique combination of skills, by combining the creativity of the chef, with the scientific and technical knowledge to operate in food research and development.
The programme will support graduates in their pursuit of careers in the food industry, and in the culinary and catering sector, by enhancing professional culinary skills in areas such as new product development, food processing and manufacturing.
Career opportunities for graduates of this programme include:
- Chef roles - commis, sous, head, and/or executive chef
- Development chef within the food industry
- Food research and product development in the food industry
- Food entrepreneur
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Professional Cookery Operations
- Pastry and Bakery Fundamentals
- Introduction to Live Kitchen Service
- Food Safety
- Food Science and Technology
- Communications and Professional Development
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.
International6950 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA819 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 819 EUR per year during 48 months.
Student Contribution: euro 3,000
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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