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University College Birmingham

Birmingham , England ,United Kingdom

MA in Culinary Arts Management

Managing professional culinary enterprises is an exciting challenge. Blending artistry, technique, and creativity with the demands of management and business require a unique range of abilities. Our Culinary Arts Management postgraduate course will arm you with this advanced skill set, driving you towards a dynamic career in the culinary environment of the hospitality industry.

Studying at University College Birmingham’s internationally-renowned College of Food and Hospitality Management, you’ll enhance your knowledge of classical culinary techniques and how to adapt it to the modern international culinary environment. Innovation, recipe, and food product development will form key components of your study, while you’ll also learn how to meet changing consumer demands and research trends, as well as the challenge of managing culinary operations as profit centers.

Not only will you be supported on campus by our vastly experienced lecturers and our outstanding kitchen and food development facilities, but you’ll also have the chance to prove your culinary skills and knowledge in the industry through an optional placement for up to six months, setting the foundations for your career in senior management.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Work placements

Work placements are vital for gaining real-life experience and for building your confidence and skills before you finish your course – and they may even lead to a job when you graduate. 

Our MA/PGDip Culinary Arts Management course features an optional work placement for three to six months following completion of your taught modules, with opportunities in the UK or overseas.

Career opportunities

  • Nutritionist
  • Head chef
  • Catering manager
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Food business owner/restaurateur
  • Restaurant manager (fine dining)

PSW Opportunity

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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


  • A grade classification of 2:2 is required or an international equivalent.


We also consider applicants who are currently employed and wish to apply to University College Birmingham.

To apply, you must have 5 years of relevant managerial work experience, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the sector for the subject matter you are interested in pursuing.

A reference detailing your roles and responsibilities from your line manager and a meeting with the program team will usually be scheduled prior to a place being offered.


  • A 3 Year Degree with an average of at least 60%
  • A 4 Year Degree with an overall average of at least 55%

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 18750 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A