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Baking & Pastry Arts Management / Bainistíocht Ealaíon na mBáicéireachta ┐ na Taosránaíochta

Course Title:  BSc Honours (Baking and Pastry Arts Management)  in Baking Pastry & Arts Management   (Add on)

Tu Dublin City Campus Level 7 (Ordinary Degree) BSc in Baking and Pastry Arts Management - DT418 or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

if any applicant has a medically diagnosed food allergy (note; not an intolerance), this course is not recommended. 

This is a one year course leading to an honours degree (level 8) offered over two semesters. it is designed to provide graduates of the ordinary degree (level 7) in baking and pastry arts management (or equivalent national/international qualification) with the opportunity of a specialised honours (level 8) qualification.

This course develops comprehensive education and training methods resulting in the individual learner becoming a professional in baking and pastry arts management at honours degree level. recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a key aspect of this course and we welcome applications from individuals with strong industry experience in bakery.

learning outcomes/what will I study?

Students will develop comprehensive and advanced knowledge aimed at enhancing their skills as entrepreneurs, artisans, managers or future focused bakery innovators. This course aims to empower students with a distinctive set of advanced bakery skills alongside culinary business development knowledge. As part of the course students will develop specialised insights regarding food regulatory affairs (packaging, labelling and safety legislation) in addition to advanced bakery business / market insights. This will empower individuals to engage better with consumers and utilise evolving bakery market demands for commercial benefit. As part of this course students will also be designing innovative mock-up / prototype bakery products and responding to virtual business/ new business project briefs. learners will also be presented with new and exciting innovative ingredients whilst enhancing their knowledge regarding safe use of foodstuffs and handling of allergens in the bakery industry and its many related products.

In addition to the above, students will develop sugar craft skills and fine piping techniques as well as chocolate work skills and presentation techniques alongside commercial baking procedures and methods. To complement their business and market knowledge, students will be encouraged to develop their professional and academic skills also via bespoke research.Learners will be empowered by enhancing their research skills as professional academic practitioners with professional research on their chosen subject guided an academic supervisor.It is envisioned that students will become empowered and knowledgeable leaders as well as future bakery / culinary ambassadors resulting from the specialised knowledge gained from this exciting course.

are there study abroad opportunities?

no study abroad options exist for this particular course currently.

Typical opportunities include; enhanced or specialised artisan baking with opportunities for travel/ niche self-employment. Roles in high-end wedding cake/ event cake design, product development roles or bakery production management. Other possible roles include technical bakery support/ bakery sales positions/ consultancy roles / bakery food reviewer or food critic. Opportunities also exist with graduate courses with world-class bakery companies. Previous graduates of the bakery faculty have won Industry graduate course scholarships with world leading bakery companies and are sought after internationally.

Commercial Baking/Chocolate Work ,  Baked Food Product Development , International Food Law,  Operations Management Systems, 

Functional Foods & Food Allergens , Management Skills & Leadership , Sugar Craft Principles & Techniques, Dissertation Research

Under certain circumstances and recognition of prior learning/ industry experience advanced entry may be possible in some instances/ considered on a cse by case basis. Contact course chair for further details. **NB Research Methods is essential as a completed module prior to dissertation research (semester 2) to be considered eligble for advanced entry** 

The fourth year of the Baking and Pastry Arts Management course allows student develop additional practical techniques such as cake decoration and chocolate making. As well as allowing students to improve their business knowledge which will benefit them greatly in their future careers. Completion of this year not only provides the student with a honours qualification it also will open up greater job opportunities within the baking industry, therefore, I would highly recommend completing it.’ - Mellissa Lynch

Studying at level 8 brings you the full circle. It gives you the value added component to your degree, an opportunity to broaden your knowledge, and engage at a new level with your lecturers. It’s a challenging year but well worth the commitment.” - Hannah O’Brien

Students have an opportunity to progress onto TU Dublins MSc in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development or MA Gastronomy & Food Studies
TU Code



Level 8


BSc (Baking and Pastry Arts Management)


1 year

Number of Places

16 approx


City Centre: Grangegorman


EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

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Programme Chair - Mr Darren Harris

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