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Brewing and Distilling by Distance Learning, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Online
The Brewing and Distilling by Distance Learning programme at Heriot-Watt University prepare candidates for entry into the malting, brewing or distilling industries, or to conduct research. 

About

The Brewing and Distilling by Distance Learning programme at Heriot-Watt University covers a broad range of subjects, from brewing science and chemical engineering, to business studies and production management.

The quickly developing craft industry, both in brewing and distilling, requires graduates with knowledge of modern instrumentation and this programme will ensure you build the skills and know-how required to perform successfully in the industry.

Professional recognition

The Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) offer graduates the opportunity for exemption from the Diploma in Brewing, or Diploma in Distilling should they, later in their career, wish to undertake the IBD Master Brewer or Master Distiller qualification through the IBD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

  • 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).

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.
  • National

    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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£1100 per course, £2400 dissertation

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