About the Course
This element of the WSET Level 4 Diploma Courses involves independent research on an assigned topic and the writing of a 3000-word research paper. Students can choose one of two specific topics in the year when they take this unit. A 2.5 hour class assists students in approaching their research. Additionally, IWC personnel are available for advice during the production of the research paper.
What You'll Achieve
Level 4, D6 is an 3000-word independent research paper on a wine related topic. WSET releases two research topics on August 1 of each academic year. Students attend a 2.5 hour in-class guidance session, after which they choose one of the two topics and proceed with their independent research. Each topic has a specific submission date. WSET requires that students have studied Level 4 D2 ‘Wine Business’ before registering for this Unit.
Please Note: Effective January 1, 2022, all students are required to show proof of vaccination every time they enter the school. No exceptions. Face masks must be worn at all times (except when actively tasting)
- At least 21 years of age AND
- A passing grade in the course, WSET® Level 4 Wine Production, D1
- WSET requires that students have studied Level 4 D2 ‘Wine Business’ before registering for this Unit.
About the Exam
D6 Independent Research Assignment requires a written assignment of 3000 words. Two research titles are released by WSET on August 1 of each academic year, each with its own submission date.
For the 2021-22 Academic Year beginning August 1, 2021:
Title 1: Must be submitted by January 31, 2022.
Title 2: Must be submitted by July 31, 2022.
How Much Does It Cost?
Registration Fee: $8.00