Viticulture & Oenology at Plumpton College - UCAS

Plumpton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Greenwich

Viticulture & Oenology

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Course summary

Learn the science and master the art of grape growing and winemaking in the heart of the South Downs Learn the art of winemaking in the heart of the burgeoning English wine industry! Our BSc (Hons) programme has a strong practical focus, which blends relevant grape and wine science theory with hands-on work experience. Your classroom will include our 10 hectares of vineyards, and college's commercial winery where you will develop your skills while helping produce our award-winning still and sparkling wines! You will be taught by an expert team whose experience and knowledge closely reflects the course modules. The team consists of leading academics, and experienced industry professionals, along with diverse industrial networks to external international experts who deliver guest lectures on individual modules, and career guidance. 1 We are the UK Centre of Excellence in Wine education, training, and research. 2 We are the only academic provider of studies Viticulture and Oenology at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, in the UK. 3 A degree in Viticulture and Oenology is a gateway to a truly international career. 4 The degree in Viticulture and Oenology has a focus on the development of practical skills. 5 90% of graduates are employed after 15 months of completion of the degree, and earn more than the average graduate in Agriculture, Food and related studies in the UK (Discover Uni, Office for Students, 2022)


Year 1 (Level 4): Vineyard Establishment Fundamentals of Wine Science Vineyard Engineering and Operations Study and Research Skills Understanding Wine Styles Wine Component Analysis Year 2 (Level 5): Vineyard Management Wine Production and Analysis Winery Engineering and Operations Research Methods and Statistics Wine Sales and Social Responsibility Sparkling Wine Production (elective) Wine Tourism (elective) Year 3 (Level 6): Advanced Viticulture Advanced Oenology Research Project Applied Wine Sensory Evaluation Work Placement for Wine

Assessment method

Coursework, examinations and practicals.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Wine and Spirit Education Trust

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

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements are as follows: 1. Minimum 18 years old on entry 2. 5 x GCSE (C/4) including English, Maths and Science 3. A pass grade or higher at the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines 4. Qualifications expected, usually in the form of: • 3 A-Levels at BCC grades • Minimum of 104 UCAS points • or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas at DMM • or International Baccalaureate Diploma at 26 points • or relevant industrial experience if over 21 years of age.

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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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

International fees apply for international students, please contact the provider.
Viticulture & Oenology at Plumpton College - UCAS