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BSc/BSc (Hons) Applied Horticulture (Top Up) 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D415*

Overview

A β€˜top up route’ to a BSc honours degree or BSc ordinary degree, for those who already hold a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification.

Description

The early stages of this course involve the study of current principles which not only provide the tools for critical analysis of existing practices but also ensure that you have an appropriate background for your dissertation.


Modules of Study Include:


• Dissertation
• Research Methods
• Recent Advances in Conservation and Environment
• Applied Sustainable Practices
• Business Leadership and Strategy
• Social Land Use


Elective Modules
• Urban Forestry and Treescape Management
• Resource Management and Sustainability


*subject to revalidation
 

Entry Requirements

BSc (Hons) Top Up*
Merit or above in a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or a HND in an appropriate subject.

External Applicants

Entry with Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/ Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) will be accepted in accordance with the Askham Bryan College procedure and Harper Adams University regulations. No more than ⅔ credit for the award may be derived from APL. Within this limit, no more than half of the total credit value of the award may be derived from APEL. Holders of Foundation Degree awards will typically already have 120 credits at Level 4 plus 120 credits at Level 5. Holders of a matching HND/Foundation Degree with a Merit Profile (mean mark of 55% or greater) may be admitted to an honours degree programme.  Those who achieve a Pass profile (less than 55%) may be admitted to an ordinary degree programme. In addition, places are dependent on a reference from the student’s Foundation Degree/ HND Course Manager reflecting their suitability for Level 6 study and a successful interview for the course.

Internal Applicants

For admission onto the Honours Degree programme, students must have achieved a minimum of a merit grade (55%) on their Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma award. For admission onto the BSc programme, students will have successfully completed their Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma award. In addition, places are dependent on a reference from the student’s Foundation Degree/ HND Course Manager reflecting their suitability for Level 6 study and a successful interview for the course. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*Entry to all undergraduate programmes have an expectation of 5 GCSEs at C or above in English, Maths and Science. Acceptable alternatives are welcome and applicants without formal qualifications can undertake an initial assessment process. Prospective students will be invited to an applicant day, some students may also be called for an interview.

Further Study

Successful students may be able to progress to MSc or PhD studies in a related subject area.

Newton Rigg College,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400
enquiries@newtonrigg.ac.uk