I. *Not offered for 2021/2022 intake.
II. Mainland applicants who are not bachelor’s degree graduate of the current year upon admission are required to submit the results of National Postgraduate Entrance Examination.
A bachelor's degree in the areas of hotel and tourism management, food and beverage management, recreation and leisure management, or the like; OR
A bachelor's degree in areas other than those listed above; admitted applicant may be required to enroll in at least one bridging course with a normal course duration of 40 hours.
Both the International Food and Beverage Management and the International Gastronomy Management programmes are management-rich food studies programme. They are predominantly class-based teaching and is marginally related to practical cooking. As such, admission requires competencies in related fields of food studies - whether cooking ‘per se’ or not, which will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Mainland applicants who are not bachelor's degree graduates of the current year upon admission are required to join the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination of the current intake.
Internship stipulated in the undergraduate programme cannot be counted as work experience. Work experience should be full-time and the duration of work should preferably be from the same employer. Students who fail to meet either (a) or (b) above may be admitted but will need to undertake a 640-hour non-credit bearing internship programme as a graduation requirement. Students who are working full time but fall short of the above requirements at the time of application may be waived the internship requirement upon providing adequate justification, and work experience can continue to be accumulated during the student’s programme of study at IFTM, subject to final approval of the Admission Panel. Nevertheless, official exemption will only be granted upon evidence of work experience fulfilment. Fulfillment of work experience is required for candidates originally admitted to PgD but wish to top up to MSc during the programme of study.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of English proficiency unless they have obtained a degree for which English is the medium of instruction.
≥ 583 for paper-based test;
≥ 237 for computer-based test; or
≥ 93 for iBT-based test (Writing ≥ 23)
A Band Score ≥ 6.5 overall (Writing ≥ 6.0)
The following documents are needed upon application:
1. Online application form
2. Proof of academic qualifications (Bachelor’s degree or above)
3. Academic transcripts (Bachelor’s degree or above)
4. Reference letters from one academic referee and one industry professional
5. Curriculum Vitae
6. Proof of English proficiency
7. Proof of working experience
8. Results of National Postgraduate Entrance Examination (only for mainland applicants who are not bachelor’s degree graduate of the current year upon admission)
Evaluation is by document review. An interview may be arranged if necessary.
Each MSc candidate will be required to complete a research dissertation (15,000-40,000 words) which is expected to begin after a candidate completes the taught modules in their selected programme of study.
19/10/2020 - 31/03/2021
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