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Horticulture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

About the Course

There is a current lack of horticulturists trained to degree level, particularly in the UK. This means that as a graduate, you will have excellent employment opportunities.

Topics covered are varied: example Honours Projects include an investigation of alternative treatments for the control of powdery mildew on a protected strawberry crop, the effect a realistic number of plants has on the IEQ of an office during winter time and the effect of flash flooding on street tree growth.

Course Content

The first two years are the HND Horticulture. In years three and four you will study core subjects plus a choice of specialist modules in production horticulture (including vegetable and fruit production and global horticulture) or garden and greenspace management (landscape horticulture, woodlands and open space management).

You will visit growers, horticulturists and landscapers to evaluate production methods and management requirements, and researchers at scientific organisations to see field and lab experimentation. You will prepare blueprints for plant production, management plans and collect lab, field and landscape-based data for analysis.

In your fourth year you will undertake your own research project in a subject which interests you, drawing together all that you have learnt on your course.Topics covered are varied: example Honours Projects include an investigation of alternative treatments for the control of powdery mildew on a protected strawberry crop, the effect a realistic number of plants has on the Indoor Environment Quality of an office during winter time and the effect of flash flooding on street tree growth

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • plant production
  • management plans and collect lab
  • field and landscape-based data

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

Those wishing to study an undergraduate course (BA/BSc degree, Honours degree, HND, HNC) full-time have to apply through UCAS.

How to apply through UCAS

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  • There is an online help facility that can guide you through your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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