Horticulture and Applied Plant Science at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS

University Centre Myerscough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Horticulture and Applied Plant Science

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Course summary

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The course covers key aspects of modern horticulture. The course is suitable for anyone relatively new to horticulture, who wants a career in this challenging and exciting industry or for those currently working in horticulture who wants to expand their knowledge or progress towards management or technical positions. The development of work related practical skills and experiences is an integral part of the Foundation Degree course at all levels with a dedicated module covering work skills and an opportunity to carry out a student-led horticultural project. Industry- relevant visits allow the opportunity to engage with professional horticulturalists and gain insight into industry working practices. Throughout the course you will develop academic skills in written and verbal communication as well as critical thinking. The course has three key strands – plant production, plant use and plant science. In Year 1, modules provide you with a broad foundation knowledge, where you can build skills in plant identification and interpretation, appreciate the essentials of plant and soil science, undertake plant production and explore plant use within the amenity environment. 2nd Year modules develop the themes from year one and provide the opportunity to specialise in areas you find particularly interesting by taking responsibility for your own project. Everyone studies pests, disease and weeds, management of greenspaces and the interaction between plants and the environment. You can choose two of the following three option modules research methods, agronomy/crop production or business and entrepreneurship depending on whether you wish to top up to BSc.


Year 1 - Plant Utilisation; Plant Knowledge; Essential Plant and Soil Science; Academic and Vocational Skills. Year 2 - Plant Production (double module); Landscape Management; Pests, Diseases and Weeds. Year 3 - Industry Project; Crop Physiology and Production; Environmental Plant Physiology; Research Methods.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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.

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: waterproofs and safety boots - £80
Horticulture and Applied Plant Science at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS