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BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Plant Science)

Level 6

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Key Info

Learning Area   Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   3 Years
Institution Code   C78


Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Eden Project
Start Date   13/09/2021
UCAS Code   3W21

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.

  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

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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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