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Horticulture (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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As well as an understanding of the commercial production of fruit, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants, Horticulture (Hons) from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) teaches how to address the design, establishment and maintenance of parks and gardens, open spaces and managed landscapes.

Graduates with Horticulture (Hons) from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) will:

  • have a broad base of horticultural knowledge that prepares them for work in any area of the industry, and establish their capabilities in horticultural science, experimentation in plant physiology and advances in horticultural technology.
  • prepare blueprints for plant production, manage plans and collect lab, field and landscape-based data for analysis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

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

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Vegetable and Fruit Production
  • Global Horticulture
  • Horticultural Plant Physiology
  • Landscape Horticulture
  • Multipurpose Woodland Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Four Highers (BBCC) to include a science subject.
  • National 5 (A-C) or equivalent pass in English and Maths.
  • Apply through UCAS
  • Student finance (UK and EU applicants only)
  • Full education history
  • Your employment history
  • Write a personal statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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RUK - 6,950 GBP

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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