University Master's Degree in Fermented Beverages- 12th edition
The overall objective of this master's degree is to train students to become researchers and professionals in the field of fermented beverages, especially wine, sparkling wine and beer.
It therefore offers three clear professional specialisations:
- Oenology research: This specialisation trains future researchers in the field of oenology and food biotechnology and gives students the chance to follow their studies with a doctoral programme.
- Science and technology of sparkling wines : This specialisation trains future professionals in oenology or viticulture who wish to specialise in the production of sparkling wine, a sector that is widely represented in Catalonia.
- Science and technology of beer: This specialisation trains professionals from different fields (biotechnologists, winemakers, engineers, etc.) in the process of brewing different types of beer on an industrial and artisanal scale.
There is also the option of doing the master without choosing a particularly specialisations, but rather a more generic profile. This way the degree, then, is broad in scope with both research and professional objectives.
|University Master's Degree in Fermented Beverages|
|Duration||60 ECTS credits - 1 year|
|Specializations||The master's degree includes three possible specialisations:
|Timetable||Morning and afternoon sessions from Monday to Friday|
|Mobility||The students of this master's degree have the opportunity to go on a research visit for the master's thesis in European universities with which the URV has a bilateral agreement. For the research track we have a double degree agreement with the University of Bordeaux.|
|Internship||Internship, which accounts for 9 ECTS credits, is compulsory and it is done during the second semester. The internship may be in a wine company (for the sparkling wines track) in a brewery (for the beer brewing track) or in a research laboratory at the URV, a research centre, or an oenology or biotechnology company that carries out R&D (for the research track).
Students can suggest a place for the work placement themselves or choose one that matches their professional interests from those offered by the tutor of the master's degree.
The aim of the internship is to enable students to put into practice the knowledge they have acquired in their academic training, thus preparing them for professional practice and facilitating their transition into work.
At the end of the internship, students must submit a written report describing all the work done.
|Language of instruction||Spanish: 80%
|Associated doctoral programme||Oenology and Biotechnology|
|Course date||From October 2017 to June 2018|
|Master's degree thesis||June or September|
|Academic coordinator||Dr. Nicolas Rozès|
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|Specific grants for this master's degree||
A minimum of 3 teaching assistant grants will be awarded for students on this programme.