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.

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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, Wine Business before registering for this Unit.

Registration Requirements

  • 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, 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 2019-20 Academic Year beginning August 1, 2019:

Title 1: Must be submitted by January 31, 2020.

Title 2: Must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

How Much Does It Cost?

Registration Fee: $8.00

Exam: $250.00

Tuition: $80.00

Total: $338.00

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