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Viticulture and Oenology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Brighton, United Kingdom
Viticulture and Oenology (Hons) from Plumpton College is ideal for students that are looking to explore the science of grape growing and winemaking, and gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in wine production, this is the perfect course for you. 
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Viticulture and Oenology (Hons) from Plumpton College is designed to help students to develop their winemaking skills and gain a deeper understanding of the factors that affect the quality of wine production.

You will get to actively participate in the maintenance of our 10-hectare vineyards and in the production of our award-winning wine. During your course, you’ll cover all aspects of wine production and related biological sciences, including practical vinegrowing and winemaking, viticulture and oenology theory, wine sensory evaluation and wine analysis. In your final stage of your degree, you will also get to carry out an independent research project.


This course opens up a wealth of opportunities for you within the industry. You could choose to become a cellar manager, oenologist, research scientist, vineyard manager, wine educator or winemaker. Alternatively, you could choose to continue your studies to a higher level in Oenology and Viticulture related fields. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Vineyard Establishment
  • Vineyard Engineering and Operations
  • Understanding Wine Styles
  • Wine Sensory Evaluation
  • Vineyard Management
  • Wine Production and Analysis
  • Viticulture

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • GCSE: 5 x GCSE (C/4) including English, Maths and Science
  • UCAS points: 104
  • A-level: BBC
  • International Baccalaureate: 26
  • IELTS (for students with English as a second language): Level 6.0 overall with Level 5.5 in writing
  • WSET: Level 2 Award in Wines
  • Other: Access to HE Diploma in Science

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time UK/EU: £4,500

Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • You’ll be classified as a Further Education or an FE student if you’re studying for your BTEC, City & Guild or A Level type qualifications. Ranging from students aged 16 to mature adult learners (there isn’t an upper age limit).
  • Higher Education or HE students will be no younger than 18. You’ll be studying for your Bachelor/Foundation/Top-up degrees and will have previously completed FE study.
  • If you’re looking to study a short course, you won’t normally be eligible for support funds. The cost stated against each course will be the cost you’ll expect to pay – regardless of your circumstance.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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