BA (Hons) Professional Culinary Arts (Top-Up)

Why choose this course?

Keen to take the next step in your culinary career? We offer an exciting opportunity to ‘top up’ your existing qualification to a full honours degree in the space of just a year.

  • Build on a relevant foundation degree or HND to gain a BA (Hons) Professional Culinary Arts with one extra year of study
  • Set your sights on a career in a world-renowned kitchen, restaurant or hotel: our graduates are now succeeding with top names like Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Claridge’s
  • Train and work at Buxton’s stunning Devonshire Dome, which offers some of the UK’s best university facilities for culinary students
  • Finesse your craft in our state-of-the-art kitchens, fine dining restaurant and bistro
  • Acquire managerial and supervisory skills alongside your prowess as a professional chef
  • Work on real-life events from weddings and banquets to graduation ceremonies and conferences
  • Draw on our strong professional links with Michelin-starred restaurants and leading hotels in the UK and overseas
  • Choose to undertake a work placement as part of your independent study module
  • Showcase your talent in prestigious competitions which raise your profile within the industry
  • Be inspired by our experienced teaching team, including our award-winning chefs and eminent guest speakers
  • Meet the highest professional standards on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
  • Become a member of hosco, the world’s leading hospitality careers network for students and graduates


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