Agricultural Science (Hons) Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management, Bachelor

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    23800 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    7574 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
If you like biology or other science subjects, or youre interested in business studies, home economics or languages, then the Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management course from University College Dublin may be for you. It will give you an appreciation of the importance of plants for human life and well-being.

About

The Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management course at University College Dublin covers the sciences, environmental studies, business, management and communications, as well as growing food and non-food plants. Landscape & Sportsturf Management focuses on the science behind developing and maintaining Irelands designed landscapes, golf courses, tennis courts and sport pitches. The objectives of this degree are to give you:

  • Knowledge of the growth, development and protection of plants, and use of plants for food, leisure, sports, social and environmental benefits
  • An understanding of horticultural plant production systems and how their components are integrated and managed in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner
  • The skills to become a competent, competitive and confident leader who will excel in the national or global horticulture community as a professional horticulturist or horticultural scientist

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

This degree maintains strong links with the horticulture industry. Career opportunities include management, technical advisory, consultation, research, quality assurance and sales or marketing positions, working for companies or within your own business. Opportunities also exist in state, semi-state, EU and international organisations. Your transferable skills will make you highly employable in other industries. Masters and PhD degrees are also available.

Professional Work Experience & International Study Opportunities

All or part of your five-month PWE in third year can be taken abroad, with possibilities including Japan, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Britain and Europe. Studying abroad for one semester is also a popular option for many students, at universities including:

  • University of California, USA
  • Cornell University, US
  • Purdue University, USA
  • Michigan State University, USA
  • University of Queensland, Australia

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Youll study core science subjects in first year, and then develop your horticulture knowledge with specialist modules.

First Year

  • Plants and People
  • Agricultural Economics & Business
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Second Year

  • Business Management
  • Soil Science Basics
  • Plant Ecology
  • Agricultural Botany
  • Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • Health, Welfare and Safety in Agriculture

Third Year

  • Plant Protection - Pests
  • Elements of Landscape Design
  • Soil Science Applications
  • Plant Diseases: Biology and Control
  • Landscape, Trees and Shrubs
  • Professional Work Experience

Fourth Year

  • Food Production: Mushrooms, Fruits, Vegetables etc & PostHarvest Physiology
  • Enterprise Development and Strategy
  • Research project
  • Nursery Production and Management
  • Professional Communications

Students spend an average of 40 hours a week attending lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals and participating in industry site visits and field and greenhouse workshops, and undertake independent study and research.

Assessment includes continuous assessment (e.g. class tests, essays) and end-of-semester written examinations. In your final year, assessments are largely based on the project reports.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Depending on your country of origin there are a number of ways that you can obtain a place on UCD undergraduate degree programmes.

To find out more about which application requirements apply in your case, select the description that best matches you: https://myucd.ucd.ie/admission/apply.ezc

Leaving Certificate: Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, Mathematics, one laboratory science subject & two other recognised subjects. You must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects.

When submitting an application to the CAO it must be accompanied by the following documentation (or followed by the documentation if applying on-line):

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.

In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7574 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7574 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.