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GMIT Culinary

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts

This new, part-time (one day a week), honours degree provides the hands-on skills and innovative knowledge that will prepare you to advance your career in the culinary industry

Discipline: Culinary Arts

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

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?

This course is for chefs working in industry, who already have a Level 6 qualification in Professional Cookery/Culinary Arts and want to progress their career.

We know that chefs today need to be creative. Creativity and imagination will keep customers coming back to a restaurant.

However, chefs also require expertise and attention to detail. Chefs are responsible for sourcing ingredients and controlling costs, in addition to food preparation, cooking and presentation. A chef is part of a team and must be able to work well with others and motivate those working in the kitchen, at a fast, efficient pace.

This degree is designed to give you the advanced skills and techniques required to succeed at a senior level in the culinary industry.

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What our graduates say

“Chefs are finding themselves in finance, marketing, strategic planning meetings. What is expected of a chef nowadays is far more than just cooking and they need adequate education to support this.”

GMIT Graduate, Ultan Cooke, Head Chef, The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.

“Education is a lifelong pursuit and the company I work for believes that by allowing staff to better themselves they are adding value to our business by being part of it.”

GMIT Graduate, James Gilchrist, Chef, Caprice, Galway.

Programme Modules

This course covers a number of modules including

  • Pastry and Confectionery
  • Contemporary Cuisine
  • Gastronomy-Culture and Food
  • Culinary Nutrition and Health
  • Food Product Development
  • Kitchen Leadership
  • Integrated Business Management
  • Research Methodology

Career Opportunities

This qualification will support graduates in their pursuit of careers in the food industry, by enhancing their professional culinary skills and enabling advancement into senior positions such as:

  • Senior Chefs
  • Executive Chefs
  • Executive Pastry Chef
  • Food Production Manager
  • Food Entrepreneur

Post-graduate Studies: 

GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.

Essential Information: 

Applications are now being considered 

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.

Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts-Level 6 or equivalent/experience and interview.

All prospective students will be interviewed for final selection.

To apply, please make a Direct Application through GMIT's Online Admissions system.



To be confirmed.


Additional Costs

View Additional Student Costs for First Years (PDF).

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GMIT BA Culinary Arts

Contact Us

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


Jacinta Dalton
Tel: +353 (0)91 742320
Email: Jacinta Dalton