Bachelor in Culinary Arts (hons) | Part-Time

Bachelor in Culinary Arts (hons) (full-time on part-time basis)







MQF Level




The Bachelor in Culinary Arts (hons), is brought in collaboration with the Institute of Paul Bocuse (France).

This MQF Level 6 programme will assist in the development of the professional culinary industry and chefs in the international culinary community. Students would thus achieve a certification which would establish them at a higher level of knowledge and expertise. 


Programme Objectives

  • Conduct advanced studies and further the education in the field of Culinary Arts.
  • Comply with social, scientific, cultural and ethical values at the stages of gathering, interpreting, implementing, and declaring data in the field.
  • Apply and use information and communication as required in this area of study.
  • Develop and appraise enhanced levels of craftsmanship in culinary arts and specific speciality areas of food production and modern food production trends.


Entry Criteria

  • A combination of a minimum of 3 Advanced and Intermediate levels, of which one needs to be an Advanced level (MQF level 4) pass, and these qualifications must add up to a minimum of 44 points as per matrix provided on page 48 of the ITS prospectus AND passes at grade 5 (SSC&P level 3) or better in SEC examinations in English, Mathematics and Maltese; and 4 years of documented experience in the Culinary Industry. (Non-Maltese applicants have the option to replace Maltese O Level with their native language O level).


  • An ITS Diploma in Food Preparation and Production MQF Level 4(or equivalent);


  • An ITS Higher National Diploma in Food Preparation & Production or Higher National Diploma in Food Preparation & Culinary Arts for Cruise Liners MQF Level 5 (or equivalent).*


  • Apply as a mature student, at least 23 years of age by the beginning of the academic year applied for, and subject to proficiency and/or aptitude tests as per direction of the ITS. In this programme, at least 4 years of documented experience in an industrial kitchen are required. The ITS also reserves the right to subject the candidate for an interview and/or an RPL procedure prior to acceptance.


* Students who follow the Higher National Diploma programmes, as per above, may join the Bachelor in Culinary Arts 2nd year if they are successful in their Higher National Diploma programme. Students in Higher National Diploma, as per above programmes, who obtain passes in 60 ECTS may opt to join Bachelor on Culinary Arts 2nd year without completing the long essay and research methods modules. In such cases the said students, while being able to continue the degree programme, will not be able to graduate from Higher National Diploma until such time as the long essay and research methods modules are successfully completed. Students who go through this option will need to do a 14-week placement in semester 3 before joining 2nd year.


Course Dates

The upcoming cohort will commence on the 23rd September



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Please note that in all modular courses the amount of sessions and hours does not include the session for examination or practical assessment.  

In all instances ITS may decide to refrain from organising a particular course mentioned above in case the number of applicants is low or for any other reason it deems necessary.



Should cohort not be filled, the Institute of Tourism Studies reserves the right to cancel this programme. 

ITS - Malta (Main Campus)  
Aviation Park, Aviation Avenue
Ħal Luqa LQA 9023  
Malta - EU 

ITS - Gozo
Triq l-Isqof Buttigieg,
Qala QLA 1042,