This MRes course comprises a major brewing research project worth 150-160 credits, 20-30 credits of taught subject modules and up to 20 credits of generic training courses and optional modules.
The structure of the MRes is very flexible, allowing you to fit your research project around taught classes.
As a rough guide, approximately 85% of the course involves laboratory-based research work. The other 15% involves a taught course which is delivered through elearning and intensive week-long residential courses held at the University each semester. These residential courses incorporate lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory practicals, industrial visits and tutorials. The course can be taken on a full or part-time basis.
Research projects are typically conducted on site within laboratories at the University, although there may be provision to undertake them within laboratories of an industrial partner (if you have secured one).
Taught modules are usually completed within the early part of the course, providing a good knowledge base for the research project.
For the research component of this degree, students will be allocated a supervisor with the relevant expertise to support the project. Full provision will be made for laboratory training and acquisition of relevant techniques.
The taught component is delivered through a combination of interactive elearning and intensive advanced residential courses. Full access to a library of electronic brewing resources is provided. As a guide, 75% of the taught component is delivered via interactive e-learning which can be undertaken at any time. The remaining 25% of the taught component is delivered through intensive week-long residential courses held at the University each semester incorporating lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory practicals, industrial visits and tutorials.