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Graduate Certificate in Global Wine Studies (GC-GWINEST)

Graduate CertificateYear: 2019 Delivered: On Campus

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Award titleGraduate Certificate in Global Wine Studies
Year & campus2019
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Credit points50 credit points
Duration6 months full time or 12 months part time

The Graduate Certificate in Global Wine Studies introduces you to the Australian wine industry and its role in culture and commerce of the global world wine industry. You will examine the role of the Australian Wine Industry within the context of the global wine trade discussing the size and location of the Australian Industry with emphasis on the new and emerging wine regions throughout our continent. You will then trace the history and culture of the modern wine industry through the evolution of premium wine grape varieties and the global wine industry. The innovations in grape-growing and winemaking leading to development of the great wines of the world are explored from historical, cultural, economic and sensory perspectives.

The sensory and philosophical perceptions of wine quality will be explored to allow you to educate your palate to the sensory characteristics of major grape varieties and great wine styles of the world. Finally you will undertake an outstanding international educational experience through a field trip to the ultra-premium wine regions of France. On this field trip yuou will experience the international wine industry in situ and explore the evolving patterns of global interconnection within the wine industry together with its history, cultural and sensory diversity.

The Graduate Certificate of Global Wine Studies is managed through the Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education and delivered by staff from the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and the Faculty of Arts. Candidates must have completed 300 points of undergraduate study to enrol in this subject. Graduates from the broader community can access this course through the Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education.