B.A. On Campus

Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences

36 months
3316 EUR/year
1083 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The BA in Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences is a three year degree from the Atlantic Technological University combining scientific principles with the theoretical and practical aspects of food. Graduates will develop the skills necessary for an exciting career in food research and development and/or the culinary sector.


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.

Job Opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Food Safety (Culinary)
  • French for Foodies
  • Nutrition
  • Restaurant Service
  • Information Technology Comprehensive
  • Fundamentals of Pastry Baking and Desserts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3316 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3250 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences
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