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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Life & Earth Sciences

Viticulture via distance learning


This Doctor Ph.D. Degree in viticulture explores the science, production and study of grapes and deals with the solution of events that occur in the vineyard. Today, viticulture can be found on every continent. Duties of the viticulturist include: monitoring and controlling pests and diseases, fertilizing, irrigation, monitoring fruit development and characteristics, deciding when to harvest and vine pruning. Viticulturists are often intimately involved with winemakers, because vineyard management and the resulting grape characteristics provide the basis from which winemaking can begin. When the grapes are used for winemaking, it is also known as viniculture.


Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.


Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)


45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"No matter what technology supports the education process, learning occurs only as a result of the active processing by our biological brain." William Martin, BIUCEO.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences via distance learning


Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Viticulture via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 39 Academic credits - Viticulture Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 39 Academic credits: Viticulture Online


BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...


Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.


601VIT - Agriculture Science
602VIT - Drainage & Irrigation
603VIT - Agribusiness
604VIT - Soil Fertility
605VIT - Horticulture
606VIT - Agriculture Production
607VIT - Viticulture
608VIT - Viniculture
609VIT - Enology
610VIT - Sustainable Agriculture
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Bibliography: Viticulture via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Agriculture Science.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Viticulture:


ABE - Associação Brasileira de Enologia
ADVD - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense
AGROCARE Latinoamerica - Asociación Latinoamérica de Agroindustria
AIC - Agricultural Industries Confederation
ANIA - Association Nationale des Industries Alimentaires
APEV - Associação Portuguesa de Enologia e Vinicultura
ASEV - American Society for Enology and Viticulture
ASVO - Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology
CEV - Centro de Enologia y Viticultura
CSSA - Crop Science Society of America
FAO - Food And Agriculture Organization
FCOECD - Fédération des Clubs Oenologiques d'Entreprises et des Clubs de Dégustation
FEE - Federación Española de Enología
FENAGRI - Fédération Nationale de l'Agroalimentaire
FEV - Federación Española del Vino
FIPA - Federação das Indústrias Portuguesas Agro-Alimentares
IAGRM - Institute of Agricultural Management
ICSS - International Crop Science Society
IFAMA - International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
IOBC - International Organization for Biological Control
IOVW - International Organisation of Vine and Wine
IUF - International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tourism
IVES - International Viticulture and Enology Society
NZSVO - New Zealand Society for Viticulture & Oenology
OEF - Œnologues de France
SECH - Sociedad Española de Ciencias Hortícolas
TAC - The Agribusiness Council
TRD - Tecnovino Revista Digital
UAL - United Agribusiness League
UVIBRA - União Brasileira de Vitivinicultura
VINEAS Platform
WF - World Farmers
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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...



+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



Admission requirements: Doctor - Viticulture

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...


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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Viticulture


The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...


EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.

The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Viticulture. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Viticulture to different Life & Earth Sciences decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...


EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.

The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Viticulture, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Life & Earth Sciences

Viticulture Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Viticulture


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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