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.
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.
MSc Brewing and Distilling with Entrepreneurship contains five mandatory courses in brewing/distilling/research preparation; two mandatory courses in entrepreneurship; and one optional course from related scientific/management disciplines. It includes a dissertation and this must contain or refer to some element of entrepreneurship/enterprise.
- Cereals, Malting and Mashing
- Wort Boiling and Fermentation
- Distilling and Whisky Maturation
- Filtration and Packaging
- Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
- Entrepreneurship and Creativity
- Entrepreneurial Venturing
- Research project (MSc only)
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)
- If you are unsure which residency status category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
- Overseas includes applications from European Union countries who do not hold Pre-Settled or Settled status in the UK. Read more about the application process for EU nationals.
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.