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BA (Hons) in Culinary Enterprise (Part-time Level 8 Add-On)

Course Points
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
10 Places
Course Start Date
Monday 23rd September 2024

Four great reasons to consider this course

  • This programme delivered part-time allows the learner to gain a level 8 qualification while working.
  • Modules on Culinary Food Business development, Creativity and Innovation in Culinary enterprise and Strategic Management open up new career pathways for Culinary graduates.
  • The programme provides the knowledge and competencies required by graduates who have a business idea or wish to open their own business.
  • Gaining a Level 8 qualification allows for opportunities to progress to level 9 programmes.

Course Summary

The aim of this two year add-on degree programme is to afford learners the opportunity to develop their intellectual creative and management expertise in Culinary Arts.

Important notice about this course


Closing date for applications: Monday 9th September OR until all places are taken, whichever comes first.

The programme has been designed to provide graduates with the competencies and knowledge required by industry in areas of Creativity and Innovation, Leadership and Management, Business Planning and Financial Management. 

Course runs over 2 years.
Year One classes run on Mondays from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Tuesdays 9.00am to 12.00pm (subject to change).

The programme is delivered through a mix of classroom based lectures, lab classes and online delivery. 

Career opportunities for graduates of the programme are excellent. Those who complete the programme will be highly employable in the following sectors:

  • Senior Chef de Partie 
  • Head Chef 
  • Executive Chef 
  • Catering Manger 
  • Development Chef 
  • Business Owner 
  • Food Tourism 

Graduates from the programme can progress to relevant programmes at Level 9.

Total course fee: €3,000

€1,500 per annum (payable as follows).

Accept Offer Fee: €200 (non-refundable)

Instalment 1 = €550 is payable by 31st October

Instalment 2 = €750 is payable by 28th February

Applicants should hold a level 7 qualification in Culinary arts with a GPA OF 50% or above.
Applicants with significant experience who do not hold a level 7 
qualification will be assessed through the institutes RPL process.

Those with a level 7 award in Culinary Arts or equivalent and currently working in the Culinary Arts sector or planning to work in or open their own business in the sector. 

Dr. Kevin Burns
Phone: 042-9370256

Brianáin Erraught (Head of Department of Hospitality Studies)
Phone: +353 42 9370256

Course ID DK_BCUPT_8
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 8
Duration 2 Years
Fees €1,500.00 per year
Starting Date Monday 23rd September 2024
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Hospitality Studies
Credits 60
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method On Campus

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).