Taught course

Brewing and Distilling

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, candidates 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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The 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.

Examinations are arranged within a local University or British Consulate.

All students are initially registered for the PG Diploma but may exit with:

  • A course completion certificate - on completion of 1, 2 or 3 courses.
  • PG Certificate - on completion of 4 courses.
  • PG Diploma - on completion of 8 courses.
  • MSc - on completion of 8 courses with an average of 50% or more and the research project course.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support. View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24-84 months
online
24-84 months

Course contact details

Name
Annie Hill
Email
A.Hill@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)131 451 3458