Viticulture and Oenology
BSc (Hons) Viticulture & Oenology
Bachelor’s degree (validated by the Royal Agricultural University)
If you’re 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. Unique to Plumpton College, you will be offered a world-class education in Wine – 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.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?
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.
In order to develop your winemaking skills and gain a deeper understanding of the factors that affect the quality of wine production, you’ll get to select 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. Some of our students complete their vintage placement in California, where we have developed strong contacts.