If you have completed vocational training as a winemaker or wine technologist , you can start the course as a so-called "direct entrant" and thus shorten the course to six semesters .
In order to be able to enter the Viticulture and Enology degree program directly with a completed winemaker training, you need credits for the subjects "General Business Administration" (ABWL) and "Fundamentals of Mathematics and Computer Science". As a cooper or wine technologist , additional credits are required for the subject "Fundamentals of Viticulture" and a three-month subject-specific practical phase in viticulture before the start of the course. In any case, auniversity entrance qualification https://mwg.rlp.de/themen/wissenschaft/studieren-in-rheinland-pfalz/hochschulzugang#:~:text=Personen%2C%20die%20eine%20berufliche%20Ausbildung,eine%20fachgebundene%20Hochschulzugangsberechtigung%20an%20Universit%C3%A4ten. is required.
Viticulture technicians can have the recognition of study-relevant modules that they have completed with good results checked.
During their studies, all students take part in four practical projects in wineries.
If you would like to deepen your knowledge after completing the Bachelor's degree program, can study the bilingual, dual Master of Science (double degree) in Viticulture & Enology at the Wine Campus.
Many practical projects are carried out by students together with doctoral students and researchers as part of research projects. In this way, our students learn how to answer questions of the future and transfer them into practice on the basis of smaller subtasks in the project. Initial contacts with researchers and ideas for research topics for later Master's or doctoral projects are established. Here, students also benefit from the great research tradition of our close partner DLR Rheinpfalz, which is established as one of the world's five centers for sensor technology and enjoys an excellent reputation in many areas of research relating to viticulture, cellar management, microbiology, phytomedicine and horticulture .
The broad yet in-depth degree in viticulture, oenology and marketing/business administration opens up a wide range of career opportunities. For example, you can work in product development, market research, wine purchasing for discounters, at the Federal Variety Office, in vine breeding, in the laboratory, as a sales manager, as an editor or quite classically as a cellar master or operations manager. One thing is certain: After your Bachelor's degree, all doors are open to you. Almost all of our graduates already have a contract in their pocket before graduation.