Heriot-Watt University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Brewing and Distilling and Diploma in Industrial Training

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Course summary

Heriot-Watt University is at the forefront of Brewing and Distilling in the UK. Our four-year undergraduate degree is organised in co-operation with senior representatives of the brewing, malting and distilling industries who are members of Heriot-Watt University’s International Centre for Brewing and Distilling. The International Centre for Brewing and Distilling is a unique teaching and research facility on our Edinburgh campus. It is home industry-standard equipment for brewing, distilling and malting, as well as industry-shaping expertise in the form of our academic experts. BSc Brewing and Distilling provides students with a full understanding of the science, technology and processes involved, from cereal farming right through to bottling and packaging. Graduates of this programme leave Heriot-Watt University with detailed knowledge of related science and technology, along with the practical skills to become leaders within the food and drink sector. Successful completion allows exemption from the first professional examinations of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. Careers Heriot-Watt has an outstanding reputation for expertise in Brewing and Distilling, with graduates at the forefront of an ever-changing industry. The International Centre for Brewing and Distilling was formed in 1990 and provides a strong partnership between academia and industry, ensuring our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career. Our graduates are employed in a wide range of roles, from plant managers and operators to marketing and sales. Many work at the forefront of innovation, launching new breweries and distilleries, or taking up senior roles in established companies. Accreditation Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) offer honours graduates the opportunity for exemption from the Diploma in Brewing or Diploma in Distilling should they later in their career wish to undertake the Master Brewer or Master Distiller qualification through the IBD.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We operate contextual admissions defined by our Fair Access Policy which may mean entry requirements are flexible. We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK, Europe and International countries. Please contact the Admissions Officer for the programme for further information on the entry requirements for these.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

As part of the Fair Access Process, the minimum entry requirements enable students who are within one or more of the categories below to be guaranteed an offer: Living in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20) Care Experienced, as identified on the UCAS Application form by ticking the relevant box.

English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £24048 Year 1
International £24048 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Brewing and Distilling and Diploma in Industrial Training at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS