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Postgraduate Programme in Malting and Brewing Sciences

KU Leuven
Program overview
2 semesters
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Leuven
6,000 EUR
September 2021

Leuven
6,000 EUR
September 2022

Leuven
6,000 EUR
September 2023

Program description

Postgraduate Programme in Malting and Brewing Sciences

What better place to immerse yourself in the different aspects of malting and brewing than in a country whose beer culture is listed as UNESCO Cultural Heritage? The postgraduate in Malting and Brewing Sciences at KU Leuven offers you the unique opportunity to become a malting and brewing expert, and this in the vibrant historical city of Leuven, a true beer city with > 200 breweries in a 100 km radius.

Via a curriculum combining scientific-technical knowledge and skills with ample contacts with industry, this postgraduate forms students that meet the current and future needs and expectations of the malting and brewing industry worldwide.

Come join us at Europe’s most innovative university!

Program content

TECHNICAL-SCIENTIFIC

  • Raw Materials for Malting and Brewing
  • Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation Technology
  • Brewing, Processing and Equipment
  • Sensory Science and Product Quality
  • Food packaging and Processing
  • Current Topics and Innovations in Malting and Brewing Sciences

PROFESSIONAL

  • New Business Development in the Beer Sector
  • Strategy, Leadership and Human Resources

HANDS-ON

  • Integrated Brewing practicum
  • Company visits

    Qualification

    ECTS: 45

    Programme outcomes

    • You will acquire the technical as well as innovation and professional skills to be successful in the international malting and brewing industry.
    • You get a solid understanding of the demands of the malting and brewing industry.
    • You will follow courses given by internationally renowned academic researchers in the field of malting and brewing.
    • You will learn first-hand from industry experts about the current innovations in the malting and brewing industry.
    • You will get hands-on experience in malting and brewing.
    • You will get a clear idea of future careers in the malting and brewing industry.
    • You will be part of a vibrant, international group of students studying malting and brewing sciences.
    • You will visit some of the most iconic breweries in Belgium.
    • You will enroll at Europe's most innovative university.
    • You will study in Belgium, a country whose beer culture is listed as UNESCO world heritage.
    • You will study in the historical city of Leuven, with > 200 breweries in a 100 km radius

    Certificate

    Students that have successfully completed the Postgraduate Program in Malting and Brewing Sciences will receive the postgraduate certificate in Malting and Brewing Sciences. This certificate is handed out by KU Leuven and signed by the Rector of this university, for the full program and as evidence of successful completion of the program. The certificate will also mention the level of achievement (cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude, ...) reached by the student in the program

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    About this institute

    KU Leuven. Inspiring the Outstanding

    KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...


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    Why study at KU Leuven

    A Highly Ranked University

    According to international rankings, KU Leuven is among the best 100 universities in the world. Moreover, KU Leuven was ranked as most innovative university of Europe by Reuters four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). All of KU Leuven’s disciplines proudly belong to the top 100 of their field. Scholars and researchers, teachers and visionaries, thinkers and makers all have their place in KU Leuven’s fertile intellectual habitat.

    Most Innovative University in Europe

    KU Leuven has been identified as Europe’s most innovative university for four years in a row by Reuters. By developing the most important drug against HIV, a new type of solar panel that converts oxygen into hydrogen and uncovering the secrets of Sagalassos, KU Leuven researchers have a profound impact on our everyday lives in nearly all fields of research. That innovative character is deeply embedded in the way we teach our students, by integrating relevant guest lectures, taking an Interdisciplinary approach and opening the most advanced research and education facilities.

    A Comprehensive University

    As a comprehensive university, KU Leuven offers a wide range of disciplines organized by 15 faculties. Each of these disciplines is ranked in the top 100 of its field according to the THE World University Rankings by subject. Half of the university’s faculties are even in the top 50 within their fields of study.

    Contact info

    KU Leuven

    Oude Markt 13
    3000 Leuven
    Belgium

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