Taught course

Brewing Science

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. Applicants holding other qualifications may also be accepted.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This pioneering, interdisciplinary MSc programme has been developed for individuals working in the brewing industry, providing a key pathway for continuing professional development.

The course is intended to advance your understanding of the scientific principles of the Brewing process and to develop and demonstrate a cross-process multi-disciplinary approach to optimising brewery unit operations and improving beer quality.

You will develop skills enabling you to:

  • Apply technical knowledge to improve process efficiency
  • Develop an innovative approach to achieving product quality
  • Prepare for a senior role in the brewing industry

The programme has been specifically designed for part-time distance learning so you can acquire and practise skills in your work environment.

Our postgraduate courses were developed with the support of the EPSRC and the BBRSC Modular Training for Industry Scheme.

Key facts

  • The UK Midlands region has strong historic links to brewing and our campus is situated just a short drive away from the famous brewing centre of Burton-upon-Trent.
  • The MSc Brewing Science is the first of its kind in England and is delivered to brewers and maltsters globally via state-of-the-art elearning technology by staff in the School of Biosciences with expertise in brewing and related sciences
  • The School of Biosciences is one of the largest and strongest schools of its kind in the UK.The school is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK (for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science ) was judged to be of international quality.
  • A purpose-built Brewing and Bioenergy Building opened on campus in 2011.
  • The Sutton Bonington Campus is a self-contained, 16-hectare site in the beautiful countryside of South Nottinghamshire and it offers a number of dedicated facilities applicable to this course.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Bioscience's web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Brewing Science Administrator
Email
biosciences-admissions@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 115 951 6610