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.
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$2,650 per unit or AUD$31,800 for the full Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism (12 units). Australian citizens may be eligible for FEE-Help.
Australian citizens will also need to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Please see the Student Services and Amenities Fee webpage published by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education for more detail.
Students should also allocate funds for the cost of required textbooks. For each unit the Unit assessor will determine a required text book. Students must access the required text book in some way.
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 2015 [ 141KB] 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 be eligible for the award of Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism a candidate shall
Below is a list of units currently available.
Part A - Core Units
MNG00273 Events Management
Part B - Elective Units
HOS03423 Aesthetics of Food and Drink
TRM20001 Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
a. Candidates who have completed a Bachelor degree in a cognate field will be granted four (4) units of Advanced Standing from Part C.
b. Candidates may be granted advanced standing on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualifications obtained through formal, non-formal or informal learning.
Intermediate Awards (early exit points) are offered at Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels.
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. In 2015 we will be offering a new professional development scholarship for media professionals.
Scholarships for 2014 for this program are now closed. The 2015 Scholarships program is now open and applications are being accepted until November 2015.
Visit the Le Cordon Bleu Scholarships section for more information.
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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Last Updated 6 January 2015