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GMIT Culinary

Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts

Train one day per week over three years, while working full time. Develop the advanced skills you need to progress to a senior position in the culinary industry.

Discipline: Culinary Arts

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts-Level 6 or equivalent/experience and interview

Places: 30

Why Study?

To be a leader in the increasingly complex and ever-changing foodservice industry, you must be a skilled culinarian, an astute businessperson, and a creative trendsetter.

The primary aim of this part-time Culinary Arts degree is to develop higher technical and artistic knowledge amongst qualified chefs who are working in the industry. This programme is delivered over three years, one day per week.

Prospective students may also register for single modules with this programme, if they require.

“I learned so much in GMIT.  Not only did I develop my skills while still working full-time, but I also got to network and exchange ideas with like-minded professionals in my class.” 

Programme Modules

This course covers a number of modules including

  • Advanced Culinary Skills 1
  • Advanced Culinary Skills 2
  • Advanced Pastry 1
  • Advanced Pastry 2
  • Gastronomy in the Modern World
  • Cost Management in Culinary Enterprises
  • Culinary Leadership and Training
  • Business and Service Environment
  • Food Product Development Techniques
  • Research Methodology
  • Synoptic Study

Career Opportunities

Students gain the advanced culinary technical skills and competencies required to develop creative teams.

This helps facilitate the application of culinary art and innovation in an industrial context. This award offers a comprehensive range of subjects to those who wish to continue their studies in Culinary Arts, on a national and international basis, leading to senior positions such as Head Chef, Executive Chef or Kitchen Manager.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates may progress the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Culinary Arts Management or the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel & Catering Management, Year 4.

Essential Information: 

Applications are now being considered for 2016/17.

Please contact the Programme Chair Ulrich Hoeche by email for further information.

It is mandatory that students on this course work (full-time) in the hospitality industry throughout their three years of study.

Entry Requirements
Applicants should have successfully completed a HETAC Level 6 award Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts, or its equivalent, and have at least one year’s relevant work experience.

Candidates with other qualifications in cookery who may have sufficient / relevant industry experience will also be considered, and should not hesitate to apply for the programme.

All prospective students will be interviewed for final selection.

Please click here to apply directly to the Institute for this course.

Additional Costs
View Student Costs for First Years (PDF).

Contact Us


Ulrich Hoeche
Tel: +353 (0)91 742300
Email: Ulrich Hoeche


Gerry Talbot
Tel: +353 (0)91 742320
Email: Gerry Talbot