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Heriot-Watt University

Brewing and Distilling

UCAS Code: C980

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

including two from Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: ABB including Biology at A and Mathematics at B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

with Higher Level Science at 5 and Higher Level Mathematics at 6 for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: 32 points with a science subject and Mathematics at Higher Level 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in a relevant subject for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: DDD in a relevant subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

plus Highers AABBB including Higher Mathematics at A, for entry to Year 2.

Scottish HNC

Pass

HNC in a relevant subject with A in graded unit for entry to Year 1.

Scottish HND

Pass

For Year 2 entry: HND in a relevant subject with grades AA in graded units.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,C

including one science subject and Mathematics at C.

UCAS Tariff

96-141

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

78%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Biological sciences

Brewing

The programme is organised in co-operation with senior representatives of the brewing, malting and distilling industries who are members of the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling. It is designed to provide a full understanding of the science and technology of the processes involved from cereal farming through to bottling and packaging. Successful completion allows exemption from the first professional examinations of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£18,480
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Edinburgh Campus

Department:

Combined Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Brewing

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Science, engineering and production technicians
15%
Engineering professionals
12%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

Agriculture, food and related studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

7%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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