Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
If you like biology or other science subjects, or you’re interested in business studies, home economics or languages, then the Horticulture, Landscape and 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 and 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 Ireland’s 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. Master’s and PhD degrees are also available.

International Study Opportunities

All or part of your five-month Professional Work Experience (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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

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

First Year

  • Plants and People
  • Landscape & Sportsturf Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Second Year

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

Third Year

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

Fourth Year

  • Food Production: Mushrooms, Fruits, Vegetables etc & Post Harvest Physiology
  • Enterprise Development & Strategy
  • Research project
  • Nursery, Garden Centre & Retail Horticulture
  • Professional Communications

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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    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

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • 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 Applies to you

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

    7574 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7574 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 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.

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