Research course

Brewing Science

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes Brewing Science is a research based degree designed for individuals seeking to gain entry into this thriving and progressive sector. This flexible course will help you develop the laboratory skills needed for a career in research and development, particularly within the food and beverage industry.

While covering the scientific principles of brewing, the course allows you to focus on a novel research-based project. Projects are targeted towards subject areas of industrial significance, potentially leading to process improvements and optimisation, as well as helping you develop a detailed knowledge of particular areas of the brewing process.

The structure of the MRes is very flexible, allowing you to fit your research project around taught classes.

As a rough guide, approximately 85% of the course involves laboratory-based research work. The other 15% involves a taught course which is delivered through e-learning and intensive week-long residential courses held at the University each semester. These residential courses incorporate lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory practicals, industrial visits and tutorials. The course can be taken on a full or part-time basis.

Research projects are typically conducted on site within laboratories at the University, although there may be provision to undertake them within laboratories of an industrial partner (if you have secured one).

Taught modules are usually completed within the early part of the course, providing a good knowledge base for the research project.

Information for international students

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Brewing Science Course Administrator
+44 (0)115 951 6610