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Brewing and Distilling MSc

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Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Brewing / Winemaking (Non-Industrial) Brewery Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme prepares candidates for entry into the malting, brewing or distilling industries, or to conduct research. It covers a broad range of subjects, from brewing science and chemical engineering, to business studies and production management. The quickly developing craft industry, both in brewing and distilling, requires graduates with knowledge of modern instrumentation and this programme will ensure you build the skills and know-how required to perform successfully in the industry.

The distance learning programme can be started at any time of year but runs on a six month learning cycle with materials issued in January and July. Two assignments are due at the end of April and October and final examinations take place during the first week of June and December. One course, Project and Practical Studies, involves attendance at a two-week summer school held every two years in Edinburgh.

Our series of ‘Fit for work’ events held on campus include seminars, talks, networking and recruitment exercises and involve a range of industry professionals from graduates with their own companies, to representatives from the major breweries and distilling companies. The Diploma covers the same classes as the MSc and includes a short project but lasts for just 9 months (September to May inclusive). Students admitted to the Diploma programme and who perform well in the taught courses may be invited to transfer to the appropriate MSc programme.All students are initially registered for the PG Diploma but may exit with: A course completion certificate - on completion of 1, 2 or 3 modules; PG Certificate - on completion of 4 modules; PG Diploma - on completion of 8 modules.

Modules

Filtration and Packaging of Alcohol Beverages - Core
Alcohol Beverage Technology - Core
Wort Boiling, Fermentation and Beer Maturation - Core
Management in the Food and Beverage Industries - Core
Distilled Spirit Production and Maturation - Core
Cereals, Malting and Mashing - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must hold a First or Second Class Honours Degree, or equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university, in a science or engineering subject (for example, Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Chemical/Mechanical Engineering). For Diploma entry, candidates must hold a degree, preferably at Honours level, in an appropriate subject as defined above. Candidates who do not necessarily fulfil the above criteria may wish to apply to the Diploma programme. All such cases are given individual consideration.