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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Sportsturf Management has been designed to enable students to achieve a higher education qualification with a practical focus. It has been developed in partnership with industry experts and is fully endorsed by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG). Students are eligible to apply for membership of the IOG upon completion of the course.


Year 1 - Academic and Vocational Skills; Essential Plant and Soil Science; Turfgrass Establishment and Management (double module) Year 2 - Sportsturf Mechanisation; Business Management; Groundsmanship and Greenkeeping (double module) Year 3 - Industry Project; Research Methods; Environmental Plant Physiology; Sports Surface Construction, Drainage and Irrigation Design

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Normally 5 GCSEs Including Maths and English (or equivalents) are required, however, applicants are advised to check with the University Centre if they do not possess the specific qualifications. The University Centre may consider applicants with work experience within a relevant industry in place of some qualifications. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

Additional entry requirements


You may be required to attend an interview and will be contacted directly if this is the case.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1125 Module
Northern Ireland £1125 Module
Scotland £1125 Module
Wales £1125 Module
EU £1250 Module
International £1250 Module
Channel Islands £1125 Module

Additional fee information

Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: possible subscriptions to journals, periodicals and websites; membership fees to associations including Sports Turf Research Institute, British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association, Institute of Groundsmanship and Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America - these memberships are at the discretion of the individual; recommended textbooks.
Sportsturf Management at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS