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Beer and Brewing in England

This course is closed and registration is no longer open.

The purpose of this trip is to explore how brewing science is applied in England through lectures and visits to historical and modern sites in brewing. Differences from brewing science as practiced in the U.S. will be emphasized. In addition, emphasis on the application of the science to addressing key issues in brewing will be made.

This trip is not an introduction to beer brewing or to brewing science. Participating in this course assumes that you are familiar with the basics of brewing science (via either CHEM 370 or personal experiences) and that you have been exposed to many different styles of beer. This course will explore the history of brewing in England and cover the applications of brewing science to solving problems in brewing in England (from a social, political, economic, and societal perspective).

We will take in-depth tours of breweries, maltings, etc. in England to examine first-hand the processes for brewing and explore how they differ from those used in the US (including exploring some of the laws and regulations around brewing that result in different societal impacts).

Course Options

Choose the course option that best fits your academic goals. Students in all three courses will learn together in one group:


Participating students must be 18 years of age.

Current UNC undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a clean disciplinary record at UNC. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible applicants.

Current UNC students can register for this course. If you are not seeking a degree at UNC, but have earned a GED or high school diploma, you may take this course for personal interset or to transfer to another university. As a non-degree seeker you are not eligible for Financial Aid.


This course is closed and registration is no longer open. 


$400 depositpaid to UNC and due with application. Non-refundable unless application is denied or course is canceled. 

$3,327 paid to UNC and due with summer semester tuition. These UNC billed costs include 3 credits, lodging, in-country transporation, excursions, some meals, admin fees and insurance. 

Total UNC Tuition and Fees: $3,727

Other costs, not billed by UNC are estimates and will vary by person and are purchased individually:  

  • Airfare: $1,100 
  • Some meals: $500
  • Passport (if needed): $135

Total other costs (estimated): $1,735


You will be billed for the remaining program cost around the beginning of the academic term in which the course is delivered.

Any course material costs are assessed and paid separately. 

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