Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism
An online course designed to explore every facet of the food and wine tourism experience.
Students with internet access and a passion for gastronomy and tourism will be able to study this course from anywhere in the world, networking with like-minded individuals and studying topics including contemporary trends in cuisine and culinary arts, food writing for media, festival and event planning and design, the history of gastronomy and the restaurant, small business management, sustainable food production and tourism business, marketing food and wine tourism and food and drink in literature, art and film.
This course, delivered online in association with Southern Cross University, is designed to support and enhance understanding of the gastronomic tourism experience and to study all facets of how food and drink interconnect in our lives… that’s agriculture, economy, health, politics, sustainability, cultural traditions, social values and more. ‘Food’ is simply a brilliant way to study the world, cultural difference and history, while at the same time learning how to give pleasure and to increase our own sense of satisfaction. Importantly, the degree focuses on the relationship of food to tourism and the role this relationship plays in the development of regional economies and their sustainability. In addition,, students also get the added benefit of studying management, marketing and other industry-focused subjects, within a hospitality and tourism context.
For Gastronomic Tourism graduates, potential career opportunities may include:
To apply for the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism, Graduate Diploma of Gastronomic Tourism or Graduate Certificate of Gastronomic Tourism applicants must complete the application process, providing certified academic transcripts and other relevant documentation. Please visit Programs & Apply for further details.
The cost is AUD$2500 per unit or AUD$30,000 for the full Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism (12 units). Australian citizens may be eligible for FEE-Help.
Students can study up to two units each session (previously called trimester). Each year consists of three sessions. Each session is approximately 13 weeks in duration. Please note that not all units can be studied in each session. See the unit availability guide for 2014 [ 165KB] for when units are being delivered.
Students can complete their studies in two years (two units per session) or four years (one unit per session).
To qualify for the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism a total of 144 credit points (Part A units plus 6 Part B units) must be completed. Below is a list of units currently available.
* Double-weighted unit.
Students should anticipate a commitment of no less than 15 hours per unit per week. Thus a student studying two units can expect to study no less than 30 hours per week. Students planning to undertake this program need to allow extra time initially to familiarise themselves with the study portal, learning resources, professional referencing and writing at postgraduate level.
To undertake the program students must have fast and reliable internet access.
Students can commence in Session 1 (February) Session 2 (June) or Session 3 (October).
Four partial tuition scholarships (valued at AUD$5000 each) are offered annually for this program to support talented individuals from all over the world in their pursuit of gastronomic knowledge and education. Students applying for these scholarships need to meet the eligibility criteria for the program.
Scholarships for 2014 for this program are now closed. The 2015 Scholarships program will be announced later this year.
Visit the Le Cordon Bleu 2014 Masters Scholarships section for more information.
This course is accredited to meet The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE ) standards of excellence.
All SCU courses are fully accredited and comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). All AQF qualifications are quality assured.
We offer regular information sessions and webinars. Register your details to be sent further information about the next available information sessions.
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“Having just completed my first unit of the Masters of Gastronomic Tourism I am thrilled that I have embarked on this exciting course. The content is really interesting, challenging and well delivered; studying with people from different countries and cultural backgrounds adds a unique and fascinating dimension to the learning process; and, the flexibility of the online delivery has allowed me to fit it into an already busy schedule of part-time work and family life. I am very much looking forward to future units.” Lucy, current student.
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Last Updated 5 March 2014