London South Bank University (LSBU) is to launch the UK’s first honours level degree in Baking Technology Management.

The one-year, full-time "top-up" programme is set to start in September and is designed predominantly for students who have successfully completed LSBU’s two-year, full-time foundation degree.

Units covered will include Applied Bakery Science, Artisan Chocolate, the Science and Technology of Fermentation, and Creative Confectionery and Patisserie.

Around 30 students will be recruited for the inaugural course. Fees will be around £3,200 for UK students and just over £9,000 for overseas students.