Viticulture and Oenology

Plumpton College

18 months
10000 EUR/year
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This challenging programme in Viticulture and Oenology from Plumpton College is designed to enable you to develop a deep and systematic understanding of wine science and related disciplines, with a view to applying this knowledge to make complex viticultural and oenological decisions. 


Viticulture and Oenology from Plumpton College covers key areas such as sparkling wine production, climate change, and sustainability. 

You’ll have opportunities to visit other wine-producing areas in Europe throughout your course. 

Supported by our friendly wine department staff, you’ll be able to benefit from their considerable international expertise and research experience in addition to our outstanding wine centre facilities; enabling you to access an outstanding Master’s level education.   


This course gives you the opportunity to develop advanced skills in vinegrowing and winemaking; making you highly employable in senior roles requiring a high technical knowledge and considerable degree of responsibility. Ideally, this qualification will enable you to apply the knowledge and understanding gained through your previous qualification, within a wine industry context, at a high level. 

You could go on to choose a role as a vineyard manager, viticultural consultant, winemaker or winemaking consultant either in the wine trade, or wine production, anywhere in the world where wine is produced or sold. Alternatively, you may choose to continue your studies to achieve a PhD qualification in a related subject.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Grape and Wine Composition
  • The Science and Application of Winemaking
  • Applied Viticulture and Winemaking
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Wine Production
  • The Science of Sparkling Wine
  • Vineyard and Winery Innovation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typical entry requirements are attainment of Level 3 literacy in chemistry and/or biological science plus an honours degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be accepted. 
  • Applicants will be interviewed at the college, or via an internet-based video link. 
  • A further course requirement is a pass grade or higher at the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines.
  • Students with English as a second language will be required to have gained IELTS band score 6.0 overall or above, with no less than 5.5 in each component of the 'academic' IELTS test.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.


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