The course

Delivery
Full-time, Part-time
Course type
Taught
Location
Edinburgh
Entry date
September

Contact

  • Contact

    Postgraduate enquiries (EPS)

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 131 451 3023

  • Email

    pgt.eps@hw.ac.uk

Overview

MSc Brewing and Distilling with Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with high level education in brewing and distilling and key transferable professional skills which will provide entry to careers in these industries, including private entrepreneurial ventures.

Business practices and demands in brewing and distilling are changing rapidly.  Graduates of this programme will possess the skills to assess and address both technical and entrepreneurial challenges as they arise in the industry.

Our series of ‘Fit for work’ events held on campus include seminars, talks, networking and recruitment exercises and involve a range of industry professionals from graduates with their own companies, to representatives from the major breweries and distilling companies.

Accreditation

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 IBD Master Distiller qualification through the IBD.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

MSc Brewing and Distilling with Entrepreneurship contains four mandatory courses in brewing/distilling; two mandatory courses in entrepreneurship; and two optional courses from Brewing/ Distilling/ management. It includes a dissertation and this must contain or refer to some element of entrepreneurship/enterprise.

Core courses

  • Cereals Malting and Mashing
  • Wort Boiling Fermentation and Beer Maturation 
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Filtration and Packaging
  • Distilling and Whisky Maturation 
  • Entrepreneurial Venturing
  • MSc Research project which will include some element of enterprise/entrepreneurship

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).

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking and listening)

Fees

Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Status* Full-time Part-time
Scotland / Non-UK EU £7168 £3584
England / Northern Ireland / Wales £7168 £3584
Overseas £18680 £9340

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate scholarships.