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Culinary Arts degrees abroad

Culinary arts is a vocational degree designed to give you the technical and managerial skills you’ll need to succeed in the food industry. It’s a hands on program where you will learn a range of practical skills, and can combine elements of gastronomy, culinary science, nutrition and business.

It is the ideal course for anyone with a passion for food and has a creative mind. It’s possible to study culinary arts at bachelor’s level, and it is also commonly offered as a foundation level degree.

There are a number of great culinary arts programs you can study abroad. By choosing to go overseas, you will have a greater choice of programs and facilities than you’d see at home. You could also study in a country with a different approach to cooking and food giving you a unique new perspective.

Culinary Arts program structure

The culinary arts program content and structure you study will depend on a number of factors, including the location, the level of study and title of the program. Culinary arts is often offered with management, so these programs will include more business elements.

Many culinary arts degree programs are offered as foundation level courses, taught over two years. Some universities offer top up programs that allow you to convert a foundation qualification to a BA. Bachelor’s level programs often include elements of business and management.

Master’s level programs are also available but there are only a handful you can study. These can take between one and two years to complete, and can focus on management or innovation in culinary science.

Most culinary arts programs will involve a lot of time in a practical kitchen environment, where you’ll learn practical techniques and hone your skills. You will also be taught through lectures, seminars and some courses also include work placements. Assessment will be a mixture of practicals, written coursework and exams.

Some of the topics and modules you can expect to study on culinary arts program include:

  • Gastronomy
  • Fundamentals of classical cooking
  • Practical culinary technical skills
  • Pastry and baking
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Hospitality management
  • Food and beverage operations
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Food product design

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Culinary Arts study abroad programs

Culinary arts undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in culinary arts

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    Culinary Arts - BA Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,241 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,092 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Family and Consumer Sciences, emphasis in culinary arts - BSc Eastern New Mexico University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,127 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,128 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Culinary Arts - BA Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,113 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,500 CHF

    Start date
    February, August
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    Culinary Arts Management - BSc (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,436 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,360 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Hospitality Management - Culinary Science Option - BSc Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,220 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,220 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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Associate in culinary arts

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    Culinary Arts - AASc Lake Washington Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,635 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,635 USD

    Start date
    January, April, July, September
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    Culinary Arts - AASc Southwestern Oregon Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,791 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Culinary Arts - AA Miami International University of Art & Design, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,875 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,875 USD

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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    Culinary Arts - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    February, June, August
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    Culinary Arts - AASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,510 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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Diploma in culinary arts

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    Culinary arts - Dip (Arts) Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,241 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,092 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Certificate in culinary arts

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    Chef Training - Cert Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,305 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,305 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Commercial Cookery (Level lll) - Cert Gordon Institute of TAFE, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    8,937 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,736 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Commercial Cookery: Level 4 (Adelaide Campus) - Cert Salford College, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    21 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,011 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,238 AUD

    Start date
    February, August
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    Culinary Arts (Foundation) - Cert Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,650 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,650 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Culinary Arts - Cert College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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Culinary arts graduate programs

Master's in culinary arts

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    Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management - Master's (with placement) University College of Hotel Management and Culinary Arts, Spain

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,059 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,550 EUR

    Start date
    February, October
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    Gastronomy - MGast Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,071 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Diploma in culinary arts

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    Culinary Arts - PGDip Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    34,095 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,500 CHF

    Start date
    May, July, August, October, November
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    Gastronomy - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,071 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Future culinary arts careers

Culinary arts is a vocational program for most students, who will be looking to work in the food and hospitality industry. Here’s some of the most common careers for culinary arts graduates:

  • Development chef
  • Food science researcher
  • Food stylist
  • Head chef
  • Caterer
  • Menu designer
  • Kitchen manager
  • Hospitality manager
  • Restaurant manager

It’s important to think carefully about the career you want after you’ve finished your degree. Try to choose the program that best suits your career aspirations, for example if you want to own or manage a restaurant, make sure management or entrepreneurship are covered on the course.