Taught course

Brewing Science and Practice

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

Candidates will usually be expected to have a first degree (minimum of second class) in a biological, chemistry, biochemical engineering or other relevant science from a university recognised by the University of Nottingham.

Relevant workplace experience may, in some circumstances, be accepted as qualification for entry to this course.

Months of entry


Course content

This one year full-time masters course prepares graduate level scientists for a career in Brewing, or its allied industries. The programme will develop technically competent and creative brewers by providing substantial hands-on experience of practical brewing, using our state of the art pilot facilities. Practical knowledge will be supported with technical know-how to ensure that our graduates understand the scientific principles which underpin the brewing process and are able to innovate, problem solve, and conduct scientifically robust experiments. The courses are taught by staff from the School of Biosciences with expertise in Brewing and related sciences, together with invited contributions from specialist Brewing practitioners; all are internationally renowned leaders within their field.

The programme ends with an innovative problem-solving Brewing project which is specifically designed to permit the skills acquired during the modules to be practised and assessed.

You will develop skills enabling you to:
  • Formulate recipes and brew a variety of beer styles
  • Brew quality beers by understanding how process conditions control the scientific principles which underpin brewing
  • Understand quality in a production context and to troubleshoot when issues or problems arise.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559