Horticulture at Cornwall College - UCAS

Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

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. Located at Cornwall’s Eden Project, the University Centre Eden offers a suite of higher education qualifications across a variety of land based sectors to include: Horticulture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Ecology and Garden and Landscape Design. Taught by expert trainers and awarded by the University of Plymouth creates a unique opportunity for those wishing to make the world a better place. Possible Progression (subject to availability): • BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Plant Science)* final year at the Eden Project • BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)* final year at the Eden Project

  • Note that entry to these programmes is by accredited prior learning and may require bridging work
Possible Careers: • Commercial Crop Producer • Researcher • Estate Garden Worker • Garden and Landscape Design Technician • Landscaper • Propagator • Horticultural Retailer • Glasshouse Technician • Municipal Parks and Gardens Worker • Nursery Stock Producer • Community Project Worker Cornwall College University Centre offers a unique and fulfilling university experience with small class sizes, allowing for personal attention from tutors and a strong sense of community among students. The wrap-around support provided ensures that students receive the necessary guidance and resources to excel in their studies, while studying alongside likeminded individuals who share their passion for vocational technical skills. Located in one of the most beautiful and natural parts of the country, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings while developing practical skills that set them apart in the job market.


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 students requiring a Student visa. 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

For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application

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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £10000 Year 1
Channel Islands £10000 Year 1

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Horticulture at Cornwall College - UCAS