Institute for Wine Biotechnology
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Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Training

The IWBT offers postgraduate programmes (HonsBSc, MSc, PhD and DSc degrees in Wine Biotechnology) to students with backgrounds in agricultural and natural sciences, including genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, plant biology, food science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science and physics). The programmes are unique in South Africa, and all students are involved in exciting projects using cutting edge technology.  Students also receive exposure to the broader wine industry, providing access to careers in this dynamic environment. The programmes include formal lectures and/or experimental work.

What does the IWBT offer to postgraduate students?

  • An opportunity to acquire skills in winemaking, analytical methods, molecular techniques, multivariate data analysis and wine sensorial evaluations.
  • Exposure to cutting-edge technology and innovative research in world-class laboratories.
  • Financial support for full-time students.
  • Incentives to top students (e.g. overseas training, conference attendance).​​