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Plumpton College

Viticulture & Oenology

UCAS Code: P610

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*-C

3 A-Levels at BCC grades

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

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2019

Plumpton College is the UK’s centre of excellence for education, training and research in wine, and delivers the only European undergraduate degree in wine production taught in English.

Throughout the course you will study the science and theories that underpin successful grape growing and winemaking, including the relevant chemistry, biology and microbiology. There is a strong practical focus to the course; you will actively participate in the production of the College’s award-winning wine in our well-equipped commercial vineyard and winery. The programme includes classes on how to evaluate wine through tastings and laboratory analysis. In order to develop your winemaking skills, you will undertake a placement in a commercial winery for the vintage period in your final year of study. This could take place in the UK, Europe or further afield. Graduates from this course have become vineyard managers, winemakers, wine buyers, cellar managers, wine educators, project scientists and oenologists not just in the UK, but around the world. For part-time study, please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4):
Vineyard Establishment
Fundamentals of Wine Science
Vineyard Engineering and Operations
Study and Research Skills
Understanding Wine Styles
Wine Sensory Evaluation

Year 2 (Level 5):
Vineyard Management
Wine Production and Analysis
Winery Engineering and Operations
Research Methods and Statistics
Wine Production Business Environment
Sparkling Wine Production (elective)
English Wine and Tourism (elective)

Year 3 (Level 6):
Viticulture
Oenology
Research Project
Vintage Winemaking Placement (elective)
Summer Vineyard Placement (elective)
Business and Management for Wine Production

Assessment methods

Coursework, examinations and practicals.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

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Course location:

Plumpton College

Department:

Wine Production, Viticulture and Oenology

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