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              Keen to explore your passion for food and travel? Embrace your inner foodie and study gastronomy and tourism.

              The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism is a degree ideally suited to those who want to explore food and wine beyond exceptional experiences, by seeking a deeper understanding of food and drink cultures and the ethical, economic and social impacts of food and wine tourism.

              This programme, which is delivered online to students right across the world, is a collaboration between prestigious culinary arts school Le Cordon Bleu and Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism.

              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 programme need to allow extra time initially to familiarise themselves with the study portal, learning resources, professional referencing and writing at postgraduate level.

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

              Tuition fees: AUD$2,960 per unit

              In 2017 the cost is AUD$2,960 per unit or AUD$35, 520* 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 from this programme can access the Gastronomic Tourism Library Guide for access to several titles.

              *This is only applicable to students with an undergraduate degree in a cognate field or students with relevant experience as assessed by the Program Manager, otherwise the full 16 unit Masters is AUD$47, 360 and can be completed in 2 years and 8 months.

              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 progamme.

              Programme Details

              • Programme 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

                In 2017, the programme has undergone some changes to provide broader study opportunities and greater focus on gastronomic tourism knowledge within the course.  The changes also provide a pathway for those who wish to pursue a PhD, on completion of their Masters.

                To be eligible for the award of Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism a candidate shall successfully 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)
                  • HOS03417 Principles of Gastronomy
                  • COM03422 Food and Wine Writing
                  • HOS03423 Aesthetics of Food and Wine
                  • SOC03418 Food and Drink in Contemporary Society
                  • MNG03419 Gastronomic Tourism
                  • COM03420 Gastronomy and Communication
                  • MNG93003 Industry Research Project (double-weighted unit)
                2. four (4) units from Part B - Elective Units
                  Students must complete 3 elective units
                  • MKT01907 Tourism and Hospitality Management
                  • HOS03421 Food and Wine Technology
                  • ISY00244 Information and Communication Technology for Tourism
                  • MKT01909 Service Management for Tourism and Hospitality
                  • MNG03236 Tourism and Hotel Professional Development
                  • MKT00720 Marketing
                  • BUS00913 Business Research Methods
                  • MNG00273 Events Management
                  • MNG03047 Qualitative Research Methods
                  • MNG03048 Quantitative Research Methods
                  • MNG03237 Tourism and Hotel Internship (double-weighted unit)
                3. and four (4) units from Part C (*please note applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree in a cognate field or have other relevant experience may be granted Advanced Standing for these units)
                  • MNG81001 Management Communication
                  • SCI00419 Food and Beverage Management
                  • MKT00204 Special Interest Tourism
                  • MKT00128 Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion
                  • MNG00314 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
                  • MNG10723 Hospitality: History, Politics and Culture
                  • MNG00421 Festival and Special Event Planning

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

                a. Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree in a cognate field may be granted four (4) units of Advanced Standing from Part C.

                b.. Applicants may be granted advanced standing on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualifications obtained through formal, non-formal or informal learning. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Program Manager.

              • Can I Apply?

                Yes, please send us your application form today, along with any relevant information about your background and desire to undertake this study.  We would love to hear from you!

                To apply for entry into the Masters, Graduate Diploma of Gastronomic Tourism or Graduate Certificate of Gastronomic Tourism you must complete the application form, print and sign and return with your certified transcripts, certificates or other required documentation to australia@cordonbleu.edu

                If you possess an undergraduate degree you need to provide a certified copy of your degree transcripts with your application form. Applications from individuals without an undergraduate degree will also be considered based on relevant expertise and specialist experience. In order to qualify on this basis, you must show evidence of minimum five (5) years of work experience, including three (3) years professional/ managerial experience.

                Students wanting to apply on the basis of relevant expertise and specialist experience must supply (in addition to your application form):

                • A current resume/ CV
                • Two written professional references (that support the resume). These cannot be more than two years old. They do not necessarily need to be work references – they can be professional references. They are recommendations of your ability and commitment to undertake postgraduate level study.
                • We also recommend that you submit a statement of purpose (about 300-500 words) about why you would like to undertake this study and your ability and commitment to undertake postgraduate studies. This gives us great insight into our future students and their understanding of the programme.

                If you do not live in Australia please include a scanned copy of your passport with your application.

              • 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 and Tourism. 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)
              • Is there any on campus study?

                No, this degree is delivered fully online.

                However, students and graduates from this programme are invited to attend an annual Residential at their own cost.  A Certificate of Participation is presented upon completion.

                About The Residential
                The 2017 Residential will be held from Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2017 in the Gold Coast, QLD/ Northern Rivers, NSW region.

                Le Cordon Bleu Australia and Southern Cross University warmly welcome students and graduates from the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism to join us for 4 fun and informative days of workshops, excursions, tastings and classes. 

                This is an optional non-assessable activity only available to current students and graduates from the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism (and embedded awards).

                Aims Of The Residential

                • Consolidate your understanding of gastronomic tourism (values, themes, principles)
                • Attend relevant gastronomic tourism excursions
                • Enhance learning through workshops/ tastings/ classes
                • Meet and get to know fellow students and staff from the programme
                • Showcase Australia's gastronomic tourism industry

                International Students

                Southern Cross University can issue a letter to international students regarding this residential, where necessary, in support of their visa application for entry into Australia.

              • Can I Get Credit/ Advanced Standing?

                Yes, Advanced Standing may be available for this degree.

                All applicants wishing to seek Advanced Standing must complete the Advanced Standing application form.

                • Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree in a cognate field may be granted four (4) units of Advanced Standing from Part C.
                • Advanced Standing will only apply against postgraduate level units (or equivalent) studied as part of previous qualifications that closely matched the syllabus of our degree.
                • Applicants may be granted advanced standing on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualifications obtained through formal, non-formal or informal learning. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Program Manager.
                • Applicants who have completed units from the former Le Cordon Bleu Master of Arts (Gastronomy) programme with The University of Adelaide will be granted Advanced Standing for all units successfully completed. Please include a certified copy of your transcript with your application form.
                • Students who take the Hautes Etudes du Goût (and who successfully complete the Diplôme d'Université du Gout, de la Gastronomie et des Arts de la Table - DUGGAT) will be eligible to receive recognition for ONE (1) elective unit into the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism programme. This credit recognition is available to any student in possession of a DUGGAT since 2004 upon supply of their scanned certified certificate.

                Students need to apply for Advanced Standing when enrolling.

              • What Qualification WIll I gain?

                Students graduate at a Southern Cross University ceremony (or In Absentia) with a parchment authorised by the University.

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

                Upon graduation you are eligible to become an alumnus of both Le Cordon Bleu and Southern Cross University. This includes access to a global network of alumni and career opportunities from both institutions who offer various opportunities via their alumni portals and social media networks. Assistance is provided in regards to career preparation however Southern Cross University and Le Cordon Bleu will not be responsible for job placement upon graduation.

              • What Is Online Learning?

                All units from this programme are offered entirely online through the Southern Cross University MySCU learning environment. MySCU is the one-stop portal to all your Unit Learning Sites, readings and assessments.

                Students will be supported by experienced teaching staff and will share in discussions relating to each topic. The MySCU portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies. Through the MySCU portal students use the web-based programme Blackboard Collaborate – an advanced on-line learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. Lectures and tutorials may also be podcasted.

              • Career Paths

                This programme is designed for those with a passion for gastronomy and for professionals seeking related careers in hospitality, media or tourism.  Uniquely, it combines an academic approach to understanding food and drink within historical, cultural, and contemporary contexts, integrated with tourism, business and management applications.

                Topics range from sustainability and food security to contemporary trends in cuisine and culinary arts; from food writing for media to the history of gastronomy and the restaurant; and from small business management to entrepreneurship and the application of ethical business practices in tourism operations.

                Graduates
                The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism aims to produce graduates with as broad as possible an understanding of the potential to add value to food and wine tourism-related business operations. Crucially, this understanding has social responsibility at its core.  Graduates will be both innovators and protectors of tradition, helping to revitalise and strengthen local and regional food cultures.

                Graduate 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)

              • Is there a PhD pathway in this Masters?

                Yes, the programme changes in 2017 provide a pathway for those who wish to pursue a PhD, on completion of their Masters.

                Either MNG03047 Qualitative Research Methods or MNG03048 Quantitative Research Methods (together with BUS00913 Business Research Methods) will need to be successfully completed by those wishing to apply for a PhD on completion of their Master's programme.

              • Information for International Students

                We welcome international students to join this postgraduate degree and share their different perspectives on gastronomic tourism.  Lectures and tutorials are recorded and can be viewed at your convenience.

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

                English Language Proficiency

                Students applying from non-English speaking countries will need to show evidence of English Language Proficiency equivalent to:

                IELTS 6.5 - Masters

                IELTS 6.0 (no band score below 5.5) – Graduate Certificate

                Or have completed senior secondary study to the equivalent of the Australian year 12 or have completed at least one year of full time study (or equivalent part time study) at AQF certificate III equivalent or higher where the language of instruction was English. Some countries may be ineligible.  Check for the list of eligible countries.

                Canadian Citizens

                Canadian citizens studying this program can request a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) form T2202 for ‘Tuition fees – University outside Canada' to complete as part of their tax return.

                For more information visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

                American (US) Citizens

                Because the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism programme is delivered entirely online, students wanting to study this programme are not eligible for US Financial Aid.  To be eligible for US Financial Aid, a student cannot be enrolled in courses offered by online, telecommunication or distance delivery in whole or part. 

                For more information visit the Federal Student Aid website.

                Also, the US GI Post 9-11 Bill that funds US veterans can only be utilized for on-campus study.  The United States Department of Veterans Affairs does not pay educational benefits for students at foreign schools for distance learning courses. Thus you will not receive funding to undertake the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism.

                New Zealand Citizens

                New Zealand citizens are not eligible for Australian Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) unless they are also Australian citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

                Note: Most New Zealand citizens who arrive in Australia are the holders of a temporary visa called a Special Category Visa (SCV). This is not a permanent visa.

                For current information refer to the following Australian Government website called Study Assist: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist

              • Term Dates & Apply

                In 2017 Sessions the following intakes are available:

                • Session 1 - 27 February 2017
                • Session 2 - 10 July 2017
                • Session 3 - 6 November 2017

                To apply for the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism, Graduate Diploma of Gastronomic Tourism, Graduate Certificate of Gastronomic Tourism or single units of study 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.

              • Other programmes you might like

                Undergraduate degree for food-loving entrepreneurs: Bachelor of Business (Food Entrepreneurship) at Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide.

                Fancy the thought of two weeks in France studying taste and gastronomy with some of France's finest experts: Hautes Études du Goût.

              Testimonials

              • Dale-Burton-160
                I travelled extensively in my career being able to study online both the Master of Arts in Gastronomy and the Master of Gastronomic Tourism allowed me to keep up with international food trends and influences from a global perspective.
                Dale Burton
              • Marion-Trethewey-160
                Because I live in such an isolated place, I don’t get a lot of opportunity to network. Online Learning gives me an avenue to explore and share my love of gastronomy and the culinary world. It gives me a little link into the world that I love.
                Marion Trethewey - Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism
              • 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
              • 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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