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Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Galway, Ireland
The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology aims to provide the student with the knowledge, creative skills and technological competences necessary for a career in the food and/or culinary sector. 
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Overview

The Culinary and Gastronomic Sciences 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 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.

Career 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    51

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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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

  • International

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6950 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Student Contribution: euro 3,000

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.

Funding

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