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Garden and Greenspace Design (Hons)

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

48 months
15000 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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Garden and Greenspace Design (Hons) from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) offers a broad perspective on garden design, from domestic gardens to public greenspaces and the wider environment.


Gardens and greenspaces are essential for improving health and wellbeing and creating a sense of belonging. In a changing climate with increased pressure on urban and rural land, landscape designers are ideally placed to provide leadership through clarity of vision. This course gives students the skills and awareness required to practice working in a variety of settings, from the domestic garden to the public open space.

The programme

In the first two years of the degree you will study the fundamentals of garden design alongside students on the HND Garden Design course. Year three opens with the exciting opportunity to visit a foreign destination as part of the International Design Project module. You will work on real life projects with real clients in the public and private realm at a variety of scales, learning how to understand places, plants, and people in increasing detail. In the final year of the honours degree, students will research projects of their own choosing in the field of landscape design.

A qualification in Garden and Greenspace Design (Hons) at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) can open up a wide range of career possibilities – from garden designers, landscape architects, landscape technicians, labourers, maintenance workers, gardeners, design and build operatives to contract managers and estimators; many successful students now run their own small businesses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Techniques in Digital Media
  • Environmental Aspects for Garden and Greenspace Design
  • International Design Project; 
  • Garden and Open Space
  • Management; 
  • World Climate Zones and Ornamental Plants

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

30 June, 18:00 (UK time) – the final deadline for late applications with course choices


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 4 Highers at BBCC preferably to include a science subject. 
  • Applicants should be able to offer National 5 (A-C) or equivalent pass in English (for literacy) and in Maths (for numeracy).
  • Apply through UCAS
  • Student finance (UK and EU applicants only)
  • Full education history
  • Your employment history
  • Write a personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.

RUK - 6,950 GBP

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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