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Culinary Entrepreneurship (Hons)

Technological University of the Shannon

48 months
12500 EUR/year
819 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Culinary Entrepreneurship (Hons) programme at Technological University of the Shannon develops honours degree students in the field of culinary entrepreneurship. Participants on the programme will acquire the critical thinking and applied skills necessary to succeed in culinary business, food enterprise development and food innovation management.


You will also discover the impact of food on tourism, hone your IT skills and advance your culinary business knowledge. The course is available full time and leads to many exciting opportunities in the culinary sector.

All students in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, including new first years, are eligible to take part in annual international field trips. In the last few years more than 150 of our students have worked or studied abroad, including in Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Parma, Poznan, Paris, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Cannes, the Balearics, Ontario and Lisbon.

What opportunities might the Culinary Entrepreneurship (Hons) programme at Technological University of the Shannon lead to?

An honours degree (Level 8) is an effective basis for postgraduate training and research leading to Master’s and PhD (Level 9/10) qualifications. Taught postgraduate opportunities for the graduates of this programme are numerous and varied and include Master’s in food, hospitality and business management. Graduates of this course will likely work in:

  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Food marketing and retail
  • Food product development
  • Food tourism
  • Culinary arts
  • Food sales
  • Contract catering

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culinary business management
  • Modern gastronomy
  • Global cuisine
  • Culinary practice
  • Environmental management and food safety
  • Buffet presentation
  • Classical and contemporary cuisine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum O6/H7 grades in the Leaving Certificate examination. One of the six subjects presented must include English. Two of the six subjects must be at a grade of H5 or above. Level 5 QQI: Any QQI-FET level 5 qualification is acceptable but must contain a minimum of 3 distinctions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 819 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • Student Contribution Fee: €3,000

Living costs for Athlone

650 - 1000 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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