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BSc/BSc (Hons) Horticulture 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D412*


A three year honours degree course which includes skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of areas within the horticulture and/or landscape garden management industries.


Modules of Study Include:

Year 1
• Academic Skills
• Plant Science
• Soil Science
• Propagation and Practical Botany
• Introduction to Design and Landscape Construction
• Plant Identification and Taxonomy
• Plant Establishment and Maintenance
• Site Analysis

Year 2
• Business Enterprise
• Academic Development
• Tree Management
• Turfgrass Science
• Ecology and Conservation
• Pests and Diseases
• Project and Contract Management
• Landscape and Garden Design

Year 3
• Dissertation
• Research Methods
• Landscape Restoration and Conservation
• Horticultural Science and Technology
• Business Leadership and Strategy
• Social Land Use
• Therapeutic Horticulture

*subject to validation

Entry Requirements

BSc/BSc (Hons)** 84 UCAS points***

**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.

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Further Study

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

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400