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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.

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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

Culinary Arts study abroad programs

Culinary arts undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in culinary arts

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    Food and Wine Studies: Culinary - BA American University of Florence, Italy

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,080 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,668 EUR

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

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,458 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,600 CHF

    Start date
    July, August, October, November, January, February, April, May
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    Culinary Arts Management - BS University of North Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,400 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Culinary Arts - BSc Long Island University Brooklyn, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,458 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,458 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Culinary Arts - BA Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,718 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,092 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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Associate in culinary arts

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    Culinary - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,184 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,184 USD

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

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,655 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Culinary Arts - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

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

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Culinary Arts - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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Diploma in culinary arts

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    Culinary Arts - Dip Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,890 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,820 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Culinary Arts - Dip Portage College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,374 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,933 CAD

    Start date
    August
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    Culinary Arts (Exchange District Campus) - Dip Red River College Polytechnic, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,014 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,955 CAD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Culinary Arts - Dip Holland College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,682 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,876 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Culinary Arts - Dip Lethbridge College, Canada
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    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,117 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,236 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Certificate in culinary arts

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    Culinary Arts - Cert Vancouver Island University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,930 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,635 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Culinary Arts - Cert Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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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
    August, January, June
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    Culinary Arts (Exchange District Campus) - Cert Red River College Polytechnic, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,014 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,955 CAD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Culinary Arts - Cert University College of the North, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,635 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,154 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Culinary arts graduate programs

Master's in culinary arts

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    Culinary Arts Management - MA (with placement) University College Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,657 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, February
    Show program overview about Culinary Arts Management
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    Gastronomy - MGast Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    20,061 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,071 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Gastronomy
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    Culinary Arts, Innovation 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
    17,944 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,900 EUR

    Start date
    September, October, February
    Show program overview about Master in Culinary Arts, Innovation and Kitchen Management

Diploma in culinary arts

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    Culinary Management - PGDip Selkirk College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,198 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,070 CAD

    Start date
    May
    Show program overview about Culinary Management
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    Gastronomy - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,061 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,071 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Gastronomy
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    Culinary Arts - PGDip Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    31,361 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,600 CHF

    Start date
    July, August, October, November, January, February, April, May
    Show program overview about Postgraduate Diploma in Culinary Arts

Certificate in culinary arts

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    Culinary Arts: Italian - OCGCert George Brown College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    23,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,448 CAD

    Start date
    May
    Show program overview about Culinary Arts – Italian (Postgraduate) (H411)

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.