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Brewing: Principles and Practice (E Learning), Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 months
    Duration
University rank #82 (QS) ,
This Brewing: Principles and Practice (E Learning) PGCert course offered at the University of Nottingham is designed for individuals in the brewing and allied industries who would like to improve their understanding of the scientific principles and practice of the brewing process. 

About

The Brewing: Principles and Practice (E Learning) PGCert programme is offered at the University of Nottingham.

Key facts

  • 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
  • The school of Biosciences is one of the largest and strongest schools of its kind in the UK. The school is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK (for agriculture, veterinary and food science) in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science ) was judged to be of international quality.
  • A purpose-built dedicated Brewing and Bioenergy Building opened on campus in 2011
  • The Sutton Bonington Campus is a self-contained, 16-hectare site in the beautiful countryside of South Nottinghamshire and it offers a number of dedicated facilities applicable to this course.
Course delivery

75% of course materials are delivered by distance learning, designed to be studied part-time and to fit around your work.

The latest innovations in web-based learning are used to ensure an interactive feel to the course and promote deeper learning of the scientific principles of brewing – these innovations include:

  • e-lectures, featuring streamed video presentations by brewing science academics on key subjects; the slide presentation and a written transcript of the lecture can also be downloaded.
  • structured learning through a combination of virtual directed reading, self tests of understanding, animations and video footage of processes and a virtual library.
  • group work and directed discussion events via dedicated chat rooms.
  • one week per semester (based on 20 credits of module study) is spent at an intensive residential course held at The University of Nottingham. This provides the opportunity to develop theories and practice through traditional face-to face teaching techniques such as lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory practicals, industrial visits and tutorials. Typically, a formal assessment (usually a written exam) is taken on completion of the residential course.

Careers

This course is aimed at individuals working in the brewing industry and is particularly suitable for those aspiring to a career as a practical brewer. You may also find this course relevant if you are working or wish to pursue a career in brewing process and production or you are a recent graduate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Raw materials for Brewing
  • Brewhouse Processes
  • Brewery Yeast Management
  • Fermentation and Yeast Handling
  • Beer Maturation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Home/EU students You are advised to apply as soon as possible as places are limited and courses may become full.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 21 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

  • English Scores are required for international students.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7470 GBP per year and a duration of 21 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2565 GBP per year and a duration of 21 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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