All the ingredients for success
We have designed this degree in partnership with employers to nurture the culinary leaders and pioneers of tomorrow. It is the ideal starting point if you have set your sights on a rewarding career, particularly in kitchen and restaurant management.
You will learn about both the food service and the food production sides of culinary operations. We also develop your managerial know-how alongside impressive technical skills, industry knowledge and professional attitudes.
Throughout, you will be exposed to latest culinary technologies, ingredients and processes so that you can develop fresh ideas in line with industry trends. At stage two, we offer a choice of pathways so you can focus on advanced bakery and pastry techniques or on menu and product development.
As a BA Professional Culinary Management (Hons) Professional Culinary Management (Hons) from University of Derby graduate, you will be equipped with all the real world experience that today’s employers expect.
Leading names in the industry seek out our graduates because they are professional, talented and ‘work-ready’. In many cases, our students secure permanent positions as a direct result of their successful placements and summer internships.
You can look forward to a wide range of career opportunities within the international culinary sector. You could progress to roles such as food and beverage supervisor, commis chef, chef de partie, graduate trainee restaurant manager, sales executive, licensed retail manager or contract catering manager – to name just a few.
Graduate success stories
Our graduates are now excelling in world-renowned Michelin-starred restaurants and kitchens. Their destinations include:
Some of our graduates have also drawn on the entrepreneurial skills they gained during their studies to launch their own hospitality enterprises, including a gastropub and craft brewery, an off-site catering venture and a celebration cake making business.
You can apply until:
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Full-time: three years or four years with a placement year
To complete the the BA (Hons) Professional Culinary Management, you'll study modules such as:
At this stage you will also choose from the optional modules: Advanced Bakery and Pastry Techniques and Menu Development and Culinary Product Development
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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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