Plumpton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University

International Wine Business

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) International Wine Business degree delivers a strong academic framework for business management, the global wine trade and wines of the world. In the course of this three-year programme, you will study up to, and beyond, Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma level, undertake a placement in industry, and be offered opportunities to visit European vineyards. This is the only undergraduate degree in Wine Business in the UK.

Course details


Year 1: Study and Research Skills The Operation of a Wine Business Grape Growing and Winemaking Understanding Wine Styles Wine Marketing Introduction to the Global Wine Industry Wine Sensory Evaluation Year 2: Work Placement Wines of the World Strategic Management for Global Wine Business Spirits, Sparkling and Fortified Wines English Wine and Tourism Wine Sales and Social Responsibility Research Methods and Statistics Year 3: Research Project The International Wine Trade Wine Classification and Regional Analysis Consumer Behaviour and Product Innovation

Assessment method

Coursework, examinations and practicals

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

1. Minimum 18 years old on entry 2. Minimum C grade in English & Maths at GCSE level 3. A pass grade or higher at the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

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English language requirements

Students with English as a second language will be required to have gained IELTS level 6.5 overall with level 6.0 in writing.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

International fees apply for international students, please contact the provider.
International Wine Business at Plumpton College - UCAS