Research course

Brewing Science

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject or 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject with a Merit at masters. Other qualifications may also be accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

Projects are varied in nature but targeted towards subject areas of industrial significance. The scope ranges from fundamental pioneering research, to applied projects targeted at brewing process improvements, increasing efficiency and sustainability, or the development of novel products and processes.

For the research component of this degree, you will be allocated a supervisor with the relevant expertise to support the project. Full provision will be made for laboratory training and acquisition of relevant techniques.

Key facts

  • Research projects are typically hosted within the purpose-built Brewing and Bioenergy Building which is equipped with two state of the art pilot scale breweries. You may view a video of the building facilities further down this page
  • The department collaborates widely across the university with disciplines allied to brewing: for example plant and crop sciences, food and nutrition sciences, microbiology, chemistry, physics and engineering disciplines. This broadens access to specialist facilities and expertise in support of a particular research topic
  • 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

For the MRes, in addition to course fees, both full-time and part-time options typically require additional funding from industry or a similar source to allow for completion of the practical component of your research. Please provide details of industrial support or equivalent sponsorship, and a project proposal along with your application. The MRes includes study of 20 credits of modules from our postgraduate brewing programme which will help you develop a detailed knowledge of relevant areas of the brewing process.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    upto 96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    Upto 48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 951 5559