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Course summary

FdSc Soil Science is a programme designed to train a new wave of soil practitioners and researchers focused on the ability for soil function and health to bring environmental, social and economic benefits. Our earth is changing, amid the continuing ecological crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, erosion, air, water and soil pollution, we are also facing a future that demands more provision from less viable land as the worlds soils become increasingly depleted. This does not need to be the future we live, through the application of science and ecological principles we can generate positive change and enhancement of the natural environment. 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. Progression BSc Environmental Resource Management BSc Horticulture (Plant Science)


Year 1 Modules Include: Soil Formation and Classification Societies and Soils Soil Research Methods Soil Biology and Ecology Soil Physiochemistry Scientific Working and Philosophy Year 2 Modules Include: Advanced Methods of Soil Analysis Soil Contamination and Remediation Regenerative Soil Management in Agroecosystems Plant-Soil Interactions Research Project Reconstructed and reclamation Soil Science in Practice

Assessment method

Assessment will involve a mixed approach of coursework, practical work and tests. Our assessment methods are designed with industry and academic applications in mind, ensuring that your work prepares you for a career in the sector. Work experience 100 hours of relevant industry related work experience is required to take place

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept an application from those requiring a visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6167 Year 1
England £6167 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6167 Year 1
Scotland £6167 Year 1
Wales £6167 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6167 Year 1

Additional fee information

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