International Centre for Brewing & Distilling (ICBD)
The International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD) is a unique teaching and research facility. ICBD is the only organisation in the UK to offer both Honours and Masters degrees in Brewing and Distilling.
Director: Prof. Alex Speers
School established: Brewing instruction at Heriot-Watt began in 1903; ICBD is celebrating its 25th anniversary during 2014
- BSc in Brewing and Distilling (on campus)
- MSc/PG Diploma in Brewing and Distilling (on campus & distance learning)
- Short courses and contract research opportunities
- Research degrees available - M.Phil. and Ph.D.
Registration deadline: Under-graduate: mid-August (on campus); registration may be made at any time for distance learning and post-graduate degrees
Number of students: 15 undergraduates per annum; 50 post-graduate students on campus; 90 distance learning students
Where are students from: Worldwide
Accommodation: There are undergraduate and post-graduate residences on campus
Language of instruction: English
What happens next? Approximately 95% are hired by industry while a few enrol for higher degrees (e.g. Ph.D.) at ICBD and elsewhere
Facilities: 2hl pilot brewery, distillery and maltings, full laboratory facilities with specialised analytical equipment such as confocal microscope, flow cytometer, genomics and proteomics facilities and an updated sensory suite. A major funding campaign (£250K) is underway to modernise analytical instrumentation.
Details updated: 17th July 2014