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BA International Gastronomy Management

Our International Gastronomy Management degree aims to enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to enable you to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to the restaurant and gastronomy industries and society at large. The programme aims to produce graduates who are global citizens and who approach their personal and professional lives from a sustainable perspective.

The International Gastronomy Management degree will develop your managerial and intellectual skills, including critical reasoning, analysis, creativity and reflection. You will develop an ability to show an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the nature of international gastronomy and restaurant management, the characteristics of the dining guest and implications for the management of service encounters.

The programme will prepare you for a career, or career development, within the international gastronomy and restaurant sector by developing appropriate professional skills. You will graduate with a systematic understanding, and coherent and detailed knowledge, of facts, concepts and principles related to gastronomy management, which can be used in your future career in the industry, in addition to gaining a systematic understanding of the structure, management, and marketing of organisations within the gastronomy industry.

This programme provides ongoing placement within a professional restaurant alongside an academic module each term over the three years.

For all other enquiries, please call us on 02039623456 or email: admissions.swansea@fbaukltd.com

Course Overview

Half of the programme is delivered on placement in industry and the ‘taught’ modules are delivered online.

At level 4, students split their studies equally between more theoretical, taught modules (60 credits delivered online) and restaurant-based practical placement modules (60 credits) within an introductory framework. Students study on a three term basis, 40 credits per term (or 20 credits for PT students).

At level 5 and 6 this pattern of delivery is repeated, advancing to development modules and then implementation modules.

At level 6, students are encouraged to have a specialism approach, allowing them to choose a specific career path:

  • kitchen (chef skills);
  • front of house service (including wine service and bar skills);
  • restaurant management (considering new openings management, marketing, HR, general management roles).

The programme is designed for candidates to develop specific skills, focused on restaurants and international gastronomy, allowing them to have access to wide-ranging career opportunities on successful completion of the programme.

All staff who will be teaching on the programme have close links with industry and many are former employees of operators of restaurants themselves.

There is strong engagement with key employers and focused participation in skills networks and initiatives. The course will continuously evolve in accordance with feedback from industry; the University has strong working relationships with leaders in the restaurant industry, including The Seren Collection, The Cygnus Group, The Secret Hospitality Group and Jessica Rice Events, and with the support of leading chefs and sommeliers across the UK.

Course Modules

Year One (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA)

  • Effective Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Introduction to Gastronomy (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Placement: Culinary Skills (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Placement: Customer Experience and Service Skills (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Placement: Restaurant Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Produce, Provenance and Sourcing (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Two (Dip HE & BA)

  • Embedding Sustainability within Organisations (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Marketing and Sales (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Placement: Developing Culinary Skills (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Placement: Developing Customer Experience and Service Skills (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Placement: Developing Restaurant Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Professional Service (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Three (BA)

  • Analysis and Review of the Operations Process (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Leading Restaurant Strategy (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Marketing and Promoting Restaurant Facilities (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Specialist Placement: Consultancy (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Specialist Placement: Leading Staff Development (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Specialist Placement: Self-performance Review (20 credits; compulsory).

Career and Progression

Employability is at the heart of the programme.

As well as restaurant and gastronomy specific skills, the programme has modules that embed transferable skills of innovation, dealing with unexpected events, resilience, personal initiative and responsibility, problem solving and creativity, reflective practice and the development of an enterprising mind-set.

The practice-led teaching will be supplemented with guest lectures and frequent field trips to restaurants, food producers, specific food markets, and artisan wine and beverage producers.

Learners will also have the opportunity to receive bespoke careers guidance as well as skills development sessions to improve confidence, such as LinkedIn training to improve their online presence and mock interviews.

Key Information

Study Mode: Fulltime

Study method: On Campus

Duration: 36 months, 9 semesters, 2 days a week, 8 hours a week

Intake: January, April & September


The programmes usually require students to have achieved 88 UCAS points.

Whilst grades are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to this subject area and so welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

To assess your suitability for your chosen course we arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications, these are held both virtually and at campus.

Tuition Fee: £9000/year

Funding options: Student Finance Company or Self Funded 


Admission Contact Information:

Direct number - 07446513392, 07723650562

Email - admissions.swansea@fbaukltd.com 

Address - 12 Walter Road, SA1 5NF Swansea, Wales

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