MSc Brewing and Distilling with Entrepreneurship
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.
September 2022 entry
The deadline for applications from Scottish and RUK students is 31 August 2022. For EU and overseas applicants, we guarantee to consider applications submitted by the 8 August 2022.
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:
- 20 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.0 with no skill lower than 4.5)
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.0 with minimum of 5.0 in writing and no skill lower than 4.5)
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.0)
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.5)
- 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.
- 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.
Additional scholarship information
- GoldenBlue offers fully funded scholarship for two MSC students from South Korea studying MSC Brewing and Distilling.
- The Incorporation of Coopers of Glasgow offers an award of £1,500 for one postgraduate student with best dissertation project, studying MSc Brewing and Distilling.
- The Worshipful Company of Coopers of London offers an award of £1,500 for one postgraduate student with best dissertation project, studying MSc Brewing and Distilling.
- The Worshipful Company of Distillers Scholarship offers a scholarship of £1200 to one student studying MSc Brewing and Distilling.
- Whisky Auctioneer and Nc'nean Distillery Ltd will fund the tuition fees for a female student from the UK studying the MSc Brewing and Distilling.
- The Brewers Company (or Worshipful Company of Brewers) offers a brewing excellence scholarship of £1,000 for one postgraduate student studying MSc Brewing and Distilling.