|Study location||United Kingdom, Brackenhurst campus|
|Type||Final year and top-up, sandwich|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||£9,250 per year|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Cultivate your understanding of both horticultural practices and the management of green space landscapes at our rural Brackenhurst campus and increase your employment options in the rewarding field of horticulture with an honours level qualification.
As a graduate of an FdSc Horticulture course, this programme will develop your academic and applied horticultural skills which are needed for graduate level employment within these areas of the sector today.
Learn about modern plant crop management and undertake a research project within an area of your own interest. You will explore both regional and international green space development of spaces developed for specific communities, and evaluate and devise strategies for their management.
You will also further develop your skills of industry-focused research, writing and presentation, to provide you with vital tools to greatly enhance your employability in a professional career context.
- Keystone Project
Select an original project of your choice, set within your chosen subject area, that identifies a suitable issue or topic of professional interest. With the aid of a nominated supervisor the Keystone Project is aimed at encouraging connection and engagement with real-world issues and enterprises.
- International Landscape Strategies
Develop your critical understanding of the philosophy for aesthetics and style of international designed landscapes and your appreciation of the chronology of such landscapes and gardens. Create solutions for unique environments that reflect the needs of the individual. group or community. You will also devise changes that would encourage positive experiences of the developed environment. This involves reflection of the impact design elements have on the human psyche.
- Project Management
You will conduct and present a ‘real’ intergated management project for the horticultural industry or research sector. This will help develop your professional skills for critically reviewing project manangement processes and evaluating the effectiveness for achieving project outcomes. Your work will be carried out as part of a project team.
Develop an understanding of theoretical knowledge and field based skills in plant and crop production for indoor and outdoor crops. This module includes a mixture of lab and agronomy based fieldwork, that explores the productions aspects of crops in addition to husbandry and post-harvest issues of food and plant production.
- Global Politics, Issues and Ethics
Explore issues relating to sustainable production, food security and the global supply chain and gain an overview of current policy at global, EU and national level. Also investigate issues of global concern such as the implications of climate change.
Horticulture covers a diverse range of careers in landscape and garden design; greenspace management, professional horticulture on private estates or in historic gardens, or horticultural training within health and social care projects and beyond.
After completing this degree a whole host of career options within these fields will be available to you, including:
- horticultural scientific research
- plant production
- cut flower supply chain
- local authority
- heritage estate and green space managers
- horticulture therapy
- garden designers and landscaping.