Horticulture with Plantsmanship at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

Horticulture with Plantsmanship

Course summary

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.

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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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a course taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability can be viewed on our website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
Channel Islands £7000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
Horticulture with Plantsmanship at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS