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Bakery and Patisserie Technology

University College Birmingham
On campus
 2350 Points
3 Years

Program Description

Passionate about baking? Whether you dream of being a chocolatier, patissier, making artisan breads or working as a bakery technologist, this course will provide you with the specialist knowledge needed for senior management as well as running your own bakery business.

Have you got a passion for baking? Do you dream of becoming a chocolatier or patissier, or even starting your own baking business? From making artisan breads to working as a bakery technologist, our Bakery and Patisserie Technology degree will give you the skills and knowledge for a range of careers to help you flourish in this creative and highly competitive industry.

Developed in consultation with industry experts, our long-established bakery degree course will help you hone your practical skills and technical abilities, as well as giving you the business knowledge you need to compete. Learning in our industry standard bakeries and state-of-the-art Food Science and Innovation Suite, not only will you develop a strong scientific and technological understanding of the core processes involved in the baking industry, but also the managerial skills to help you succeed in senior management or as an entrepreneur.

You will be encouraged to boost your work-ready skills and experience on a work placement, with opportunities ranging from working with small artisan businesses to larger food producers and ingredient manufacturers. You will also benefit from our fantastic connections with major organisations in the bakery and confectionery industries, offering a wide variety of industry-related visits, guest lectures and further work opportunities.

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Year 1

Food Safety and Hygiene

Managing For Profit

Artisan Bread – Production and Appraisal

Introduction to Patisserie

Specialist Confectionery

Bakery Science and Nutrition

Year 2

Contemporary Bread

Functional Ingredients for Bakery

Advanced Patisserie and Confectionery

Bakery Product Design and Development

Quality Assurance and Legislation

Sensory Science and Data Handling

Year 3

Trends in Bakery and Patisserie Technology

Current Issues in Food and Nutrition

Food Technology

Food Supply and Sustainability


  • Product/process development scientist
  • Artisan baker
  • Cake decorator
  • Development technologist (bakery & patisserie)
  • Bakery manager
  • Quality control (QC) technician (bakery)

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