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International Wine Business (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Brighton, United Kingdom
International Wine Business (Hons) from Plumpton College is ideal for you if you are looking to gain a high-level career in the global wine trade because it develops a strong framework for business management in this exciting industry. 
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The International Wine Business (Hons) from Plumpton College course takes wine knowledge to the next level as apart from the understanding of wine production, the frequent tastings of a broad range of wines from around the world have enhanced my ability to taste, evaluate and analyse wine. 


With the UK seen as the most dynamic of world wine markets, our UK wine qualifications are held in high regard. You’ll have lots of opportunities to network directly in the wine industry; creating job opportunities for you after graduation. You can look at potential careers such as a business development manager, independent retailer, logistics officer or sommelier either in the UK or abroad. After graduation you can choose to continue your studies at higher levels, including with the Institute of Masters of Wine.   

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:

  • Grape Growing and Winemaking
  • Introduction to the Global Wine Industry
  • The Operation of a Wine Business
  • Study and Research Skills
  • Wine Marketing
  • Wine Sensory Evaluation
  • Understanding Wine Styles

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 18 years old on entry
  • 5 x GCSE (C/4) including English, Maths and Science
  • A pass grade or higher at the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines
  • Qualifications expected, usually in the form of: 3 A-Levels at BBC grades, 104 UCAS points or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas at DMM or International Baccalaureate Diploma at 26 points or relevant industrial experience if over 21 years of age.

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 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.


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