Course snapshot Our flagship culinary arts degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham and aims to provide you with the essential technical and vocational skills, and the ability to adopt modern management approaches, to professional food environments. You will learn from the best, with unrivalled opportunities for industry experience, at the University’s acclaimed College of Food, which has a track record for graduate excellence. Who’s the course for? Whether you have aspirations to be an executive head chef at a 5-star hotel, manage the kitchen of a high-profile restaurant, or create new food products as a development chef, our Culinary Arts Management course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need. Why should I study the course? You will learn first-class culinary skills, gain real-life industry experience and put business management principles into practice as you work in our state-of-the-art kitchens and restaurants. The course emphasises creativity, innovation and experiential learning. You will develop your academic theory and practical abilities by exploring business management as well as food and beverage operations, so you will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of a range of food businesses. Great. Tell me some more A one-year work placement, either in the UK or overseas, is a central feature of the degree, ensuring you get lots of practical experience. You will take a proactive approach to changes in the professional environment and develop new products for a variety of market sectors. Our teaching facilities are second to none including our new Food Science and Innovation Suite, which features the latest food testing and diagnostic technology alongside state-of-the-art kitchen facilities. We also have fantastic links with a variety of food industries, which means a wealth of opportunities for students with regards to guest lecturers, industry research and work opportunities. As an undergraduate, you will have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter. Do I need to buy any equipment? The course incurs additional costs of about £205 for uniform and specialist equipment. What skills will I gain? Students will graduate with wide ranging technical, personal and business skills, one year of industry experience and extensive knowledge of management skills. You will acquire a strategic perspective on the culinary arts industry and know how to manage change as well as innovate and develop new food concepts. What about the future? Culinary Arts Management graduates have found successful careers in a varied range of industry sectors including fine dining restaurants, new product development and contract catering. Others have started their own business enterprises in specialist food production, consultancy and licensed retail. On successful completion of the course, you can then progress onto the postgraduate course in Culinary Arts Management at UCB.