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  Brewing and Distilling (Online) - MSc

Online Heriot-Watt University    School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

September, January PGDip, PGCert, MSc 2 years distance learning
Food Sciences (15)

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The Brewing and Distilling (Online) MSc programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the malting, brewing, or distilling industries. This comprehensive programme covers a wide range of subjects, including brewing science, chemical engineering, business studies, and production management. The flexible distance learning option allows students to study at their own pace, making it ideal for those with work or family commitments. Graduates have the opportunity to gain professional recognition from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) and may be exempt from certain qualifications. With a duration of two to four years, this programme offers a pathway to a rewarding career in the industry.

About the course

The programme 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.

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Entry 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).

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.

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A 20% discount is applicable to postgraduate taught courses across all of our global campuses for all Heriot-Watt alumni who have previously been registered for one year or more on a Heriot-Watt degree programme. This great offer is also applicable to those who would like to study their postgraduate taught degree with Heriot-Watt Online.

This scheme is also open to former visiting (study abroad) students who have studied at Heriot-Watt for one or more semesters.

This discount is automatically applied once you have applied to your chosen course and will be part of the offer letter sent to you if your application is successful.

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20% discount


You need to have taken your undergraduate degree at Heriot-Watt but all alumni are welcome to be included

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