Study in the heart of the city at our world-renowned training ground for chefs.

University College Birmingham boasts incredible professional training kitchens used by the likes of Michel Roux Jr. to find his yearly scholar, plus a fine dining restaurant and bistro to perfect your real-life skills, a food science and innovation suite for cutting edge research and award-winning chef lecturers to teach, support and guide you.

Culinary Arts Management

Whether you want 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, this course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need.

At a glance

  • 50% practical / 50% theory
  • Masterclasses with experts such as Michelin-starred pastry chef Anthony Audebaud
  • One-year work placement in the UK or overseas
  • Accredited by University of Birmingham
  • Use of the very best and most varied produce to hone your culinary skills

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Professional Cookery

This practical foundation degree is perfect for chefs qualified to Level 3, or those with relevant industry experience, who want to refine their culinary skills and develop their knowledge. 

At a glance

  • 70% practical / 30% theory
  • Short work experience placements in the second year of study
  • you will focus on classic techniques complemented by contemporary practice
  • On completion of this course, you will be capable of thriving in top kitchens and being hands-on in producing a high standard of cooking

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Food & Nutrition 

This degree is ideal for those interested in a career in food industry areas including new product development and the health sector or want to go on to postgraduate level in a specialised area such as dietetics.

At a glance

  • 40% practical / 60% theory
  • Use of Food Science and Innovation Suite with latest food testing and diagnostic technology
  • Opportunity to undertake work placements
  • On completion of this course, you will be in high demand across the food science sector as a graduate with a specialised nutrition background

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Food Development & Innovation

This degree is designed for those seeking a management career in the food, beverage and retail industries or food media and food technology education.

At a glance

  • 60% practical / 40% theory
  • Short placements during first two years of study and one-year placement in third year
  • Accredited by University of Birmingham
  • On completion of this course, you will be ready for a successful career in everything from quality assurance and health promotion to consultancy

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