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.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
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.
Additional entry requirements
This is a Category 2 PVG course: PVG Scheme membership is required for specific optional modules/unit(s), where there is guaranteed contact with vulnerable groups in optional module/unit(s), but an alternative pathway exists to achieve target qualification.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0|
|PTE Academic||50||Minimum score of 50|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||Min 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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7110||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7110||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7110||Year 1|
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