Nur Amirah


Culinary Arts Management


Running her own pastry business, Nur’s poignant dissertation on career barriers that are placed on modern female chefs for her MA has been invaluable for her career.

“Not only did my research give me a unique perception of the profession, writing the dissertation itself helped me to improve my English reading and writing skills dramatically,” said Nur, who also has plans to lecture at universities in Malaysia. 

Nur was drawn to the MA because of UCB’s reputation for providing the very best culinary training and the vocational style of the postgraduate degrees offered.

“I wanted a qualification that would prepare me for the real world,” she said. “UCB seemed like the best place to go for exactly that.”

“One of the best things about this master’s is having the chance to learn directly from such brilliant chefs in an environment that allows you to gain real insight into what it’s like to work in the industry.

“I would say to anybody who feels excited by the prospect of this course at UCB to seriously consider taking it. Postgraduate courses like this one are rare, so having one on your CV would really make any aspiring chef stand out from the crowd when it comes to looking for work. Not only that, the course is also incredibly well-rounded, covering aspects of hospitality and tourism as well as culinary skills.


One piece of advice for any aspiring cook would be to take every chance you can to gain experience working with food. Be adventurous, be inventive, but most of all, be optimistic. When life gives you lemons, make lemon meringue pie!

Nur Amirah