Stage 3

Overview

Stage 3 of the MW Study Programme is fully dedicated to the research paper (RP). Only candidates who have already passed the theory and practical parts of examination may proceed to embark on the RP.  The RP is an individual piece of work of between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length, and is the final part of the Master of Wine examination.

Candidates propose wine-related topics from any area of the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences or any other discipline. They also have the freedom to choose the way that they explore their topic, as long as it enables them to provide a rigorous interpretation of the subject and it makes a contribution to the understanding of the world of wine.