Earn some dough

Are you fascinated by the science of baking? This specialist degree could be perfect for you – it focuses on the core skills and knowledge required by the rapidly-growing baking industry. It's a specialist course for those with an academic and practical background in baking science who wish to develop their skills and boost their employability.

This course is currently subject to validation.

Why Baking Science and Technology at LSBU?

  • Our amazing heritage: LSBU is the site of the oldest Bakery School in the UK.

  • This industry-relevant course is widely recognized across the baking industry has professional links with a number of organizations.

  • We’re No.1 London modern university for research quality in Food Science (Complete University Guide league table, 2018).

  • This course is endorsed by The Worshipful Company of Bakers.

  • You'll have plenty of networking opportunities, attending industry events and guest lectures and talks from professionals hosted by us.

  • Our exceptional bakery facilities include laboratories - research-based teaching will inform the learning experience throughout.

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 1 year September Southwark Campus


The modules of this course are delivered through lectures, laboratory sessions, and student-centered learning. They cover food science, artisan chocolate, luxury continental patisserie, applied bakery, and the science and technology of fermentation.

  • Advanced topics in food science
  • Applied bakery science
  • The science and technology of fermentation
  • Creative artisan chocolate and luxury continental patisserie
  • Project (baking science/interdisciplinary)


Food manufacturers have to keep up with competitors in the fast-moving world. That’s why they’re always looking for creative individuals who can top the market with a new innovative product. So you might find a role in the baking Industry or for another food-based manufacturer.

Or, you might choose further study when you finish this course – you’ll be eligible for to do so at Masters and Ph.D. level, graduate teaching qualifications and graduate training schemes.

Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Teaching and learning

The course focuses on elements of blended learning which will combine practical input, guest lectures, field trips and support through the Virtual Learning Environment. All teaching and learning are also enhanced via interaction/collaboration with the Enterprise Team in the Clarence Centre and via Library and LRC subject specific staff. Collaboration is also being developed within other Schools so that combined input enriches student learning and achievement.

Personal Tutoring

As an undergraduate Applied Sciences student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.

Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work.

These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your personal tutor once each semester for 30 minutes throughout your course. Weekly drop-in times will be made available and you can contact your tutor for additional support by email, phone or in person.

Entry requirements

  • FdSc Foundation degree in Baking Technology Management or
  • Sufficient industry experience.
  • Applicants will be interviewed as part of the admissions process.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

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Last updated September 8, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sept. 2019
9,250 GBP
Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £16500.
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