Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Horticulture

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Course summary

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Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is offered at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, sustainability and design. It provides opportunities to gain and reflect on practical experience in two distinct work placements. The programme will also provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation. Both the programme of study and student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply and develop a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise. In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: CORE MODULES: Personal and Employability Skills Development (20 credits), Introduction to Botany (20 credits), Plant Use in the Landscape (20 credits), Introduction to Soil Science & Plant Nutrition (10 credits), Research Skills (10 credits), Horticulture in Practice I (20 credits). OPTIONAL MODULES (choose one): Classification and Taxonomy (20 credits) or Garden and Landscape I: Foundation Space, Place & User (20 credits). Year 2: CORE MODULES: Plant Growth and Development (20 credits), Plant Ecology (20 credits), Horticulture in Practice II (20 credits), Research Project (20 credits). OPTIONAL MODULES (choose two): Plant Pathology (20 credits), Ethnobotany (20 credits), Garden and Landscape Design II: Planning & People (20 credits), Garden Landscape Histories; Theories and Contexts (20 credits)


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We can accept applications from UK/EU nationals who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other level 3 qualifications will be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cornwall.ac.uk


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8600 Year 1
England £8600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8600 Year 1
Scotland £8600 Year 1
Wales £8600 Year 1
International £9950 Year 1
Channel Islands £9950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Horticulture at Cornwall College - UCAS