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              Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism

              Study Online

              This postgraduate degree, 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 including agriculture, economy, health, politics, sustainability, cultural traditions, social values and more.

              Intakes: Students can commence in Session 1 (February) Session 2 (July) or Session 3 (November).

              Key Information

              Duration: Students can complete their studies in 2-3 years (two units per session) or 4-5 years (one unit per session).

              Time requirements:
              15 hours per unit per week
              Students should anticipate a commitment of no less than 15 hours per unit per week. A student studying two units can expect to study no less than 30 hours per week. Students planning to undertake this progamme need to allow extra time initially to familiarise themselves with the study portal, learning resources, professional referencing and writing at postgraduate level.

              Tuition fees:
              AUD$2,750 per unit

              In 2016 the cost is AUD$2,750 per unit or AUD$33,000 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.

              Please note: To undertake the progamme students must have fast and reliable internet access.

              English Language Proficiency (for international students): IELTS 6.5 – Masters/ IELTS 6.0 (no band score below 5.5) – Graduate Certificate

              How to apply? Please apply by downloading the application form.

              More Questions? Please download Frequently Asked Questions or enquire now. To find out more join our Facebook page for this programme.

              Program Details

              • Program Details

                The only post graduate degree of its kind available in Australia, the "MGT" is designed to explore the gastronomic tourism experience and study all facets of how food and drink interconnect in our lives… with the added benefit of units in management and marketing within a tourism context. It is delivered online for easy access by working professionals and suits those with a passion for food and wine and a desire to develop a more conscious approach to eating and drinking.

                ‘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, this 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.

              • Study Plan

                To be eligible for the award of Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism a candidate shallsuccessfully complete not less than sixteen (16) units comprising:

                1. all units listed in Part A - Core Units
                  Students must complete all 8 core units (including one double-weighted unit)
                  • MNG00273 Events Management
                  • SOC03418 Food and Drink in Contemporary Society
                  • MNG03419 Gastronomic Tourism
                  • COM03420 Gastronomy and Communication
                  • MKT01907 Tourism and Hospitality Management
                  • HOS03417 Principles of Gastronomy
                  • BUS00913 Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality
                  • MNG93003 Industry Research Project (double-weighted unit)
                2. three (3) units from Part B - Elective Units
                  Students must complete 3 elective units
                  • HOS03423 Aesthetics of Food and Drink
                  • MKT01909 Service Management for Tourism and Hospitality
                  • HOS03421 Food and Wine Technology
                  • COM03422 Food and Wine Writing
                  • MKT00720 Marketing
                  • ISY00244 Information and Communication Technology for Tourism
                  • MNG03236 Tourism and Hotel Professional Development
                  • MNG03237 Tourism and Hotel Internship (double-weighted unit)
                3. and four (4) units from Part C (please note candidates who have completed a Bachelor degree in a cognate field will be granted Advanced Standing for these units)
                  • MKT01425 Tourism in Asia Pacific
                  • SCI00419 Food and Beverage Management
                  • HMS00423 Sustainable Tourism
                  • MKT00128 Tourism Hospitality Sales and Promotion
                  • MNG01222 Facility and Risk Management for Hospitality Operations
                  • MKT00204 Special Interest Tourism
                  • MNG10724 Coastal and Marine Tourism
                  • MNG10228 Production Management for Convention and Events
                  • MNG10723 Hospitality: History, Politics and Culture

                Advanced Standing may be available for this degree. All applicants wishing to seek Advanced Standing must complete the Advanced Standing application form.

                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. Advanced Standing will only apply against post graduate level units (or equivalent) studied as part of previous studies that closely matched the syllabus of our degree.

              • Who Will I Study With?

                Students currently studying in the programme come from varying academic, cultural and professional backgrounds, from IT to Law to Events to Cellar Door/ Wine. We have students studying from across the world - from Japan, France, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore and Australia (as examples). Passion for food, wine and tourism is the cohesive factor.Individuals with internet access and a passion for gastronomy and tourism will be able to study 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.Example career pathways:

                • Marketing (for destinations, restaurants, organisations, wineries)
                • Tourism (Cellar Door Manager, Food & Wine Tourism Policy Advisor, Tour Guide, Food/ Wine/ Tourism Trail Operator)
                • Hospitality (Food/ Wine Distributor, Import/ Export)
                • Media (Publishing, Food/ Wine/ Travel Writing, Public Relations)
                • Education (Food, Wine, Hospitality, Home Economics, Food Studies)
              • What Qualification WIll I gain

                Students graduate at a Southern Cross University ceremony (or In Absentia) with a parchment authorised by the University which also bears the seal of Le Cordon Bleu.

                Intermediate Awards (early exit points) are offered at Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels.

              • Term Dates & Apply

                In 2016 Sessions the following intakes are available:

                • Session 1 - 29 February 2016
                • Session 2 - 11 July 2016
                • Session 3 - 7 November 2016

                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 apply by downloading the application form.

                We offer regular information sessions and webinars. Contact us to be sent further information about the next available information sessions.

              Testimonials

              • Stella-Bernard-160x160
                Education is the beginning but never the end. Pursuing my Master of Gastronomic Tourism at Le Cordon Bleu is expanding my knowledge and my opportunities for the future. This scholarship ensures that I can keep growing as professional. Winner of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Scholarship and full time culinary instructor at The Art Institutes, Tucson campus, United States
                Tracie Stella Bernard - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student
              • Jane-Duncan-160x160
                The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism has strengthened my appreciation for food and wine and has given me the opportunity to study a range of topics from the history of gastronomy through to destination marketing. The program has allowed me to build on my existing knowledge and qualifications and has provided me with the foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in gastronomic tourism.
                Jane Duncan - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student, Tourism Officer
              • Samantha-Gowing-160x160
                The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism gives me an opportunity to distil my life experiences in the executive wellness arena into a recognized postgraduate qualification.
                Samantha Gowing - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student
              • Jarrod-Scott-160x160
                Studying the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism will broaden the scope of what I already know from working at Oxenberry Farm Wines & Café and will better arm me to continue spreading the delights of gastronomy to the wider public.
                Jarrod Scott - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student
              • Sascha-Stone-160x160
                The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism degree has given me the opportunity to build on previous qualifications and further my knowledge in the specific field of food and wine tourism. The course material directly relates to my current employment and in a way validated a lot of the work I have done in the past. It has given me greater clarity of thought on the subject, introduced me to new ideas and has provided stimulation for personal growth in the future.
                Sascha Stone - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Graduate
              • Meera-Raj-160x160
                The simple nourishment of food and drink is not just something ordinary. It is magical – how a bowl of Pho Bo can transport your mind to colonial Vietnam, for example! Being granted the 2014 Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Industry Professional Scholarship will enable me to enrich my understanding of food and wine experiences as they relate to my profession. I haven’t previously rushed into a Master degree for the sake of having one. I have been patiently building my skills waiting for the right topic to stir me. And here it is: Gastronomic Tourism.
                Meera Raj - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism Current Student

              Scholarships

              If you have ever dreamt of the kind of international hospitality career that a Le Cordon Bleu qualification could offer, then being awarded one of our scholarships may be just want you need to set you firmly on your path.

              Le Cordon Bleu Australia offers an exciting annual scholarship program to Australian and international students, and industry/media professionals. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $30,000 and apply to study programs across the Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Gastronomy.

              Scholarships are generously funded by Le Cordon Bleu Australia, private benefactors, philanthropic foundations and government agencies.

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