Postgrad.Cert. Brewing: Principles and Practice (E Learning) PGCert

  • Blended
  • Not specified
  • GBP6780 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP2210 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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.


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.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP6780 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP2210 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits 60 credits
Delivery mode Blended
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 21 months
Part-time variant Flexible
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Online group works/assignments
Attendance Regular mandatory meetings
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

  • 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.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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University of Nottingham

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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