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20th Jan 2019

You can now get a degree in GIN making and hello, where do we sign up?

Rebecca O'Keeffe


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Are you looking to make a career change? Or just fancy learning something new?

Well, what if I told you that you can now go to college in Ireland to study gin making…

I know, I know, MAJOR.

DIT has launched advanced entry and CPD brewing and distilling study options for science graduates and beverage industry employees.

For centuries, Ireland has been a leader in the Brewing and Distilling industry with several home-grown brands synonymous with the very fabric of Irish culture.

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As competition in the global market intensifies, the industry is calling for more graduates with the scientific knowledge needed to drive innovation in the sector and strengthen Ireland’s reputation as a world centre of excellence for research and development.

In response, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has introduced a range of flexible part-time study options for industry professionals interested in furthering their career in Brewing or Distilling.

The BSc Food Innovation – Brewing and Distilling specialisation will provide students with the necessary scientific and engineering skills to pursue careers in both well-established and newer breweries and distilleries.

As well as obtaining knowledge of the scientific principles fundamental to brewing and distilling, students acquire the business acumen necessary for innovation.

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So, you’ll learn how gin and beer is made, from start to sale.

Programme chair, Dr Catherine Barry-Ryan, claims that the course is popular with a varied mix of applicants.

“DIT offers a range of entry routes to those interested in studying Brewing and Distilling.”

“Experienced employees can join the programme in Year Two or Three while advanced entry applications from science graduates seeking a new, exciting career are also welcome.”

“Our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules are available individually or in blocks offering industry professionals a versatile route to graduation.”

Fancy learning more? Click here, and get ready to begin your career as a master gin distiller.