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Horticulture Commercial (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) City of London, United Kingdom
With the BSc Horticulture Commercial (Hons) at the University of Greenwich you will benefit from access to the extensive college gardens and the nearby Court Lane Nurseries, with its own glasshouses and orchards. You can also visit a range of sites, gardens and parks to build up your network of contacts.
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With the BSc Horticulture Commercial (Hons) at the University of Greenwich you will study the science of plants in a laboratory and the application of technology to horticulture. You will then practise your skills in the field and commercial glasshouses working on commercial crops including tomatoes, peppers and ornamental plants. 

Programme Aims

You will learn plantsmanship, hydroponics, glasshouse production, grafting, micropropagation and use of bioreactors for sustainable production of biofuels amongst other exciting subjects. One aim of this degree programme is to offer an opportunity for students to specialise in either nursery production, medicinal crop production, fruit production or retail nursery.

Throughout your time with us, you will have opportunities to engage directly with industry. You will visit a range of sites, gardens, and parks, with the aim of building up your own network of contacts. We offer selected fellowships working with industry leaders. 

These fellowships are unique opportunities giving students extra opportunities to develop growing skills both glasshouse and field crops – the fellowship students will have responsibility for commercial crops and research projects. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Horticultural Production 
  • Horticultural Practices 
  • Plant Science and Chemistry Horticulture 
  • Principles of Management (Land-Based) 
  • Soil Science 
  • Postharvest 
  • Crop Science
  • Crop Production
  • BSc Horticultural Work Based Learning 
  • Retail Horticulture 
  • Applied Enterprise Management

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

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

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for City of London

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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