Throughout the course you will develop a good understanding and knowledge of plant diversity and cultivation as well as distribution, classification, structure and identification. You will gain specialist knowledge in subjects relating to the horticulture of botanic gardens through studying modules including Plant Classification and Systematics, Designing and Managing Plant Collections, Landscape Design History, Ecology and Conservation. You will gain a good appreciation of botanical issues relevant to horticulture today and develop practical skills through the development of your own garden plot. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a specialist project in an area of particular interest to you. The course is delivered in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) with classes and practical work based at both RBGE and SRUC’s Edinburgh campus. Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply to join Year 3 of SRUC’s BSc/BSc (Hons) Horticulture with Plantsmanship or BSc/BSc (Hons) Horticulture course.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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)
Applications will be considered for Year 2 entry from applicants with a relevant HNC (with 15 credits) qualification. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss further.
SRUC has a long tradition of welcoming students from outside the UK to study with us, and we find they greatly enhance the learning experience of other students and their unique viewpoint and carried life experiences. International student rules and regulations are set by national governments. For the most up to date guidance, please visit our website - www.sruc.ac.uk/internationalstudents
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Achieving at least 5.0 in each component|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7000||Year 1|
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