BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Plant Science) degree

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LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project - 3 October 2023
LEVEL
Level 6 Levels Explained
DURATION
3 Years
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Plant Science) degree

Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is based at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, crop production and sustainability. The programme will provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation.

Both the programme of study and the student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden's own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered.

You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply, develop and reflect upon a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden's skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise.

In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

This unique combination of scientific study and practical opportunity set in an intellectually stimulating and friendly environment, will inspire you to develop a successful career in the future.

Download BSc Horticulture (Plant Science) Programme Specification (2022-23) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/BSc-Horticulture-Plant-Science-Programme-Specification-2022-23.pdf  

LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project - 3 October 2023
LEVEL
Level 6 Levels Explained
DURATION
3 Years
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn


Indicative Module Year 1:

Personal & Employability Skills Development
Soil Science & Plant Nutrition
Introduction to Botany
Plant Use in the Landscape
Applied Horticultural Practices (including work placement)
Classification & Taxonomy

Indicative Module Year 2:

Ethnobotany
Plant Growth & Development
Plant Ecology
Plant Production & Propagation (including work placement)
Plant Pathology
Research Methods

Indicative Module Year 3:

Honours Project
The Contemporary Horticultural Environment
Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises
Plant Conservation & Collections
Advanced Ethnobotany

Entry requirements

80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 56 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MMP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

A DBS check will be required where work experience is carried out with young people under 18 or vulnerable adults.

Progression

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

MSc/PhD at University of Plymouth and other academic institutions

Possible Careers:

Horticultural Consultant
Commercial Crop Producer (Fruit and Vegetables)
Nursery Stock Producer
Specialist Propagator
Commercial Glasshouse Manager
Cut Flower Producer
Horticultural Produce Retail Manager
Estate Garden Manager
Municipal Parks and Gardens Manager
Horticultural Scientist/Researcher

Eden Project

Eden Project

Part of The Cornwall College Group. In partnership with the Eden Project, we have developed a unique set of university-level degrees taught on-site at Eden, to complement Eden’s ethos of making the world a better place. Taught by Cornwall College’s expert trainers in the Eden Project’s unique learning environment, Eden Project Learning students have the opportunity to study for a university-level degree, awarded by Plymouth University, alongside experiencing hands-on practical experience at a world-famous visitor attraction and garden. Find out more at our next Open Day.



Indicative Module Year 1:

Personal & Employability Skills Development
Soil Science & Plant Nutrition
Introduction to Botany
Plant Use in the Landscape
Applied Horticultural Practices (including work placement)
Classification & Taxonomy

Indicative Module Year 2:

Ethnobotany
Plant Growth & Development
Plant Ecology
Plant Production & Propagation (including work placement)
Plant Pathology
Research Methods

Indicative Module Year 3:

Honours Project
The Contemporary Horticultural Environment
Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises
Plant Conservation & Collections
Advanced Ethnobotany

80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 56 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MMP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

A DBS check will be required where work experience is carried out with young people under 18 or vulnerable adults.

Possible Progression (subject to availability) MSc/PhD at University of Plymouth and other academic institutions Possible Careers: Horticultural Consultant Commercial Crop Producer (Fruit and Vegetables) Nursery Stock Producer Specialist Propagator Commercial Glasshouse Manager Cut Flower Producer Horticultural Produce Retail Manager Estate Garden Manager Municipal Parks and Gardens Manager Horticultural Scientist/Researcher

Eden Project

Eden Project

Part of The Cornwall College Group. In partnership with the Eden Project, we have developed a unique set of university-level degrees taught on-site at Eden, to complement Eden’s ethos of making the world a better place. Taught by Cornwall College’s expert trainers in the Eden Project’s unique learning environment, Eden Project Learning students have the opportunity to study for a university-level degree, awarded by Plymouth University, alongside experiencing hands-on practical experience at a world-famous visitor attraction and garden. Find out more at our next Open Day.


Dates & Locations

  • Course type University
  • Level - Level 6
  • Location - Eden Project
  • Start Date - 3 October 2023
  • UCAS Code - 3W21
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