University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

Horticulture

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Course summary

Horticulture is a very important sector of the Scottish economy, with more than 1,500 businesses and approximately 7,500 employees (Lantra: “Horticulture, landscaping and sports turf factsheet). The majority of land in Scotland is under agricultural production and horticulture in particular deals with the technology, art, science and business of plant cultivation. The land-based sector is responsible for much of Scotland’s food exports. It needs suitably trained and qualified staff with the knowledge and skills to meet the fast moving horticultural economy. The HND Horticulture will develop your skills in plant and crop physiology and breeding, planting design and landscape surveying, as well as practical experience in the care, maintenance and management of plants in the amenity landscape and soil management. You will also have the opportunity to gain supervisory and management skills, along with an understanding of financial management required for sound business development.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
014D
Institution code:
H49
Campus name:
Argyll College UHI
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry to Year 1 of this course is 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above, or 2 A Levels at grade D or above. Advanced entry to year two (HND) may be possible with HNC Horticulture (15 SQA credits). UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
PTE Academic50Minimum score of 50
TOEFL (iBT)72Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6915 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6915 Year 1
Wales £6915 Year 1
Channel Islands £6915 Year 1
Scotland £1285* Year 1
EU £7230 Year 1
International £7230 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU students commencing their studies in the 2021-2022 academic year, who do not have pre-settled or settled status in the UK, will be considered as International for tuition fee purposes. Eligible EU students, with pre-settled status/settled status will be considered as home students for fee purposes and will be charged the Scottish domiciled fee rate which may be covered by the Scottish Government. To find out more please visit www.saas.gov.uk
Horticulture at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS