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The course is organised in co-operation with senior representatives of the brewing, malting and distilling industries who are members of the Education Board of the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling. It is designed to educate potential managers of the malting, brewing and distilling industries and to provide a full understanding of the science and technology of the processes involved from cereal farming to bottling and packaging.
Accredited by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD).
Course contentDetailed course guide
Introduces Biology largely as Human Biology with accompanying courses in Applied and Environmental Biology. Additional subjects include Mathematics for Scientists and Chemistry, as required for an understanding of future courses in Biochemistry and Physiology.
In addition to a focus on broad topics in Biology as described for the other degrees, the degree diverges with the introduction of Management and Business Studies.
Brings specialist courses in Food and Beverage Process Technology and Microbial Biotechnology.
Focuses on particular aspects of the industry, including: Cereal Technology; Yeast Biology and Fermentation; Beer Maturation; Quality; Packaging Technology; and Commercial Aspects of Brewing and Distilling. The School has a pilot plant brewery and distillery, which is used for teaching the practical aspects of the subject through project work.
Work and study
This is what our BSc (Hons) Brewing and Distilling students are doing six months after graduating:
- 48.% are working
- 39% are studying
- 2% are working and studying.
- 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.
- The average salary of students six months after graduating: £22000
- The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £19000
These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:
- Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
- Engineering professionals
- Natural and social science professionals
- Elementary occupations
- Business and public service associate professionals
- Managers, directors and senior officials
- Sports and fitness occupations
- Highers AAAB
- A-Levels BBC
- Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Chemistry
- Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry
- HNC B In graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement - Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further
- Additional information Qualifications must include Mathematics and Chemistry. Physics is strongly advised at least at Standard Grade / National 5, GCSE, or equivalent. Applicants may be admitted with a range of alternative qualifications.
- Advanced Highers AB in Mathematics and Chemistry
- A-Levels AAB
- Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Mathematics and Chemistry
- HNC A in graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement - graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
- HND BB in graded units. Additional HND profile requirement - graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
- Some applicants may qualify for advanced entry to Level 3. For example HND, AA in graded units. Additional HND profile requirement: graded units tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
- Heriot-Watt also have a Partnership Route with Forth Valley College to provide progression from the HND Chemical Process Technology into the Heriot-Watt BEng or MEng degree programme, see Combined HND and MEng
- Progression to MEng Successful progression on MEng will depend on academic performance during Level 3.
- BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales***||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,250||£18,480|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018
In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.