MSc in Microbrewing
Currently, there are over 700 breweries in the UK of which more than 90% are classified as microbreweries. The industry serves a market of over 25 million people and provides over 700,000 jobs in the UK. Not surprisingly this industry is valued at nearly £20 billion per year and generates over £5 billion in customs and excise revenue. It is also one of the fastest growing areas of enterprise in both the UK and the USA.
This course provides a rigorous academic foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in microbrewing. It combines the science of fermentation and process engineering with the traditional methods of mashing and work production against a backdrop of business development focused on the brewing industry. Included in the programme is a 3 month placement at a microbrewery where the students will gain first hand experience of the microbrewery process.
This course will be delivered by both experienced academics and a range of experts from the world of brewing.
Is this course for you?
This course is aimed at bioscience graduates who wish to acquire the skills associated with microbrewing. These skills will enable candidates to work within the brewery industry or alternatively provide a platform for establishing their own microbrewery. The course is based in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and involves close collaborations with School of Artisan Food and microbreweries in the Sheffield region.
For MSc entry, candidates must hold a first or second class honours degree, or equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university, in a science or engineering subject (for example, Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Chemical/Mechanical Engineering). Candidates with professional experience may also be considered following interview.
MSc courses last for one year (September to August inclusive) and include a substantial research project.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 with minimum of 6.5 in each element (or equivalent qualification)