BA (Hons) Culinary Arts and Business Management - Top-Up

Start Date: 14 September 2020
Duration: 1 Year - This course is taught over 2-3 days per week - This course is also available part-time, taught over 1 day per week for 2 years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: Adults, International Students

About The Course

Course code: DN62 - Institution code: W52

This one-year programme is for anyone wanting to build on an existing Level 5 qualification to achieve a full honours degree. The course will give fresh momentum to your career plans by broadening your future options through the development of applied knowledge of business management skills as well as engaging with the scientific, theoretical underpinning required for a role in food product development.

The course is designed to equip students with the ability, skills and knowledge to successfully develop their business skills or to start their own business by interacting with complex problems in real organisations. In addition, students will engage with the theories of sensory science and their application to food product development.

Students will build their employability skills through a variety of forms, including case studies, analysis and guest speakers who bring contemporary industry expertise. The programme offers residential and day fieldtrips to employers to experience and consider specific roles in the workplace.

What Will I Study?

Students are required to undertake five modules. All modules are criterion assessed as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Achievement is recognised through the award of credits, a minimum number of which must be achieved at Level 6. All modules must be achieved in order to successfully achieve the programme.

The programme comprises four 20-credit compulsory modules and one 40-credit module from a choice of two optional modules. Compulsory modules help students to build their academic competence by exploring underpinning theories while developing practical and transferable skills. Optional modules are intended to encourage more self-managed learning skills.

Compulsory 20-credit modules:

  • Enterprise Project
  • Human Resources & Organisational Development
  • Financial & Revenue Management
  • Introduction to Sensory Science & Organoleptic Assessment (specialist module)

You will also choose one of the following optional 40-credit modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy project

Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2019.

What Will I Need?

You will be need to have achieved 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 (total 240 credits) with one of the following qualifications:

  • Foundation Degree: you must have achieved a Foundation Degree in a Business or Enterprise related subject with a Merit (average of 55%)

  • Higher National Diploma (HND): you must have achieved a HND in a Business or Enterprise related subject where the majority of modules are Merit or Distinction

  • Other Level 5 qualifications: you must have evidence of achieving 120 credits at Level 5 with Merit or equivalent profile

International students will require equivalent qualifications to those specified above, including an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each area, or equivalent English qualification. The equivalence of qualifications from outside the UK will be determined according to NARIC guidance.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written reports/essays
  • Discussion forums/blogs
  • Academic posters, displays, leaflets
  • Case studies
  • Dissertation or work-based consultancy project
  • Time-constrained assessments
  • Examinations
  • Seminars
  • Practical experiment

What Will It Cost?

Tuition Fees

£5,990 per year (£3,990 per year if studied part-time over 2 years)
£7,990 per year (International Students)

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with your programme such as ad hoc day trips/excursions e.g. visits to employers or exhibitions. You may incur additional travel costs and on some occasions, entrance fees.

What Can I Do After?

Upon successful completion of this course, you can:

  • Develop your career by applying your enhanced skills at work
  • Start your own business
  • Further study at Masters level, subject to university entry requirements

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