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Brewing and Distilling

Heriot-Watt University Dubai

24 months
1100 GBP/module
1100 GBP/module
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The Brewing and Distilling programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai prepares candidates for entry into the malting, brewing or distilling industries, or to conduct research. It 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.

The distance learning programme can be started at any time of year but runs on a six month learning cycle with materials issued in January and July. Two assignments are due at the end of April and October and final examinations take place during the first week of June and December. One course, Project and Practical Studies, involves attendance at a two-week summer school held every two years in Edinburgh.

Flexible study options

This Brewing and Distilling programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai can be studied by Distance Learning which ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. The course is also available to study full-time at our Edinburgh Campus.

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1100 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    1100 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 GBP per module during 24 months.

£1100 per course, £2400 dissertation


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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