The Bachelor of Arts in Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences from the Atlantic Technological University aims to provide the student with the knowledge, creative skills and technological competences necessary for a career in the food and/or culinary sector. The course 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 final year focuses 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.
Graduates will be equipped with a unique combination of skills, by combining the creativity of the chef with scientific and technical knowledge.
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 Safety (Culinary)
- French for Foodies
- Restaurant Service
- Information Technology Comprehensive
- Fundamentals of Pastry Baking and Desserts
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics Food Sciences Culinary Arts View 20 other Bachelors in Nutrition & Dietetics in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement for all Higher Certificates (Level 6) and ab initio Bachelor degrees (Level 7) is Grade O6/H7 or better in five Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 160 points.
International3316 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9950 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
EU/EEA1083 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3250 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
Student Contribution: €3,000/year
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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