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Brewing and Distilling by Distance Learning, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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The Brewing and Distilling by Distance Learning programme at Heriot-Watt University prepares candidates for entry into the malting, brewing or distilling industries, or to conduct research.

About

Covering a broad range of subjects, from brewing science and chemical engineering, to business studies and production management. The Brewing and Distilling by Distance Learning programme at Heriot-Watt University offeres graduates knowledge of modern instrumentation and will ensure you build the skills and know-how required to perform successfully in the industry.

Accreditation

The PG Diploma is accredited by the Institute of Brewing & Distilling. Graduates with the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc gain exemption from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling Diploma examinations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Raw Materials and Wort Preparation
  • Fermentation Technology and Product Analysis
  • Project Studies
  • Distillation and Whisky Maturation
  • Filtration and Packaging
  • Production Management for Brewing and Distilling
  • Research Project (MSc only)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Two to four years for completion of the PG Diploma with a further 3 years for completion of the MSc project course.
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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. All such cases are given individual consideration.

Technological Requirements

Please note that independent distance learning students who access their studies online will be expected to have access to a PC/laptop and internet.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1100 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1100 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1100 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1100 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
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£2400 dissertation fee

Funding

Tuition fee loans of £5,500 are available to Scottish distance learning students on taught postgraduate courses. Full-time distance learning postgraduate students can also access a £4,500 living cost loan. Find out more from the Students Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

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