Brewing: Principles and Practice (E Learning) PGCert, Postgraduate Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 21 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    6780
    Tuition (Year)
    2210
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #147 ,
This course is designed for individuals in the brewing and allied industries who would like to improve their understanding of the scientific principles and practice of the brewing process. The course would also be highly suitable for those aspiring to a career as a practical brewer.

About

Key facts
  • The UK Midlands region has strong historic links to brewing and our campus is situated just a short drive away from the famous brewing centre of Burton-upon-Trent
  • The school of Biosciences is one of the largest and strongest schools of its kind in the UK. The school is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK (for agriculture, veterinary and food science) in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science ) was judged to be of international quality.
  • A purpose-built dedicated Brewing and Bioenergy Building opened on campus in 2011
  • The Sutton Bonington Campus is a self-contained, 16-hectare site in the beautiful countryside of South Nottinghamshire and it offers a number of dedicated facilities applicable to this course.
Course delivery

75% of course materials are delivered by distance learning, designed to be studied part-time and to fit around your work.

The latest innovations in web-based learning are used to ensure an interactive feel to the course and promote deeper learning of the scientific principles of brewing – these innovations include:

  • e-lectures, featuring streamed video presentations by brewing science academics on key subjects; the slide presentation and a written transcript of the lecture can also be downloaded.
  • structured learning through a combination of virtual directed reading, self tests of understanding, animations and video footage of processes and a virtual library.
  • group work and directed discussion events via dedicated chat rooms.
  • one week per semester (based on 20 credits of module study) is spent at an intensive residential course held at The University of Nottingham. This provides the opportunity to develop theories and practice through traditional face-to face teaching techniques such as lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory practicals, industrial visits and tutorials. Typically, a formal assessment (usually a written exam) is taken on completion of the residential course.

Programme Structure

  • Raw materials for Brewing
  • Brewhouse Processes
  • Brewery Yeast Management
  • Fermentation and Yeast Handling
  • Beer Maturation
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 21 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 6780 International
  • GBP 2210 EU/EEA

Funding

Examples of master program scholarships:

  • Said Foundation Masters Scholarship
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  • Civil Society Leadership Awards
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
  • Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship
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