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Course summary

The most popular team and individual sports played outside today involve the use of turf or grass surfaces. These include golf, football, rugby, cricket, bowls and horseracing. The Sportsturf courses at Myerscough College are ideal for those who are passionate about sport and would like to work outdoors. Our courses offer an excellent platform to a career in sportsturf with superb employment prospects.


Year 1 - Academic and Professional Skills; Essential Plant and Soil Science; Principles and Practices of Turfgrass Management (double module); Turfgrass Growth and Development; Performance Management of Sportsturf Surfaces. Year 2 - Research Methods; Environmental Plant Physiology; Industry Project; Integrated Pest Management; Environmental Management and Sustainability; Sportsturf Surface Construction and Drainage Systems. Year 3 -.Rootzone Technology; Research Project (double module); Greenspace Professional Practice; Biotechnology for Plant Improvement; Sports Facility Design and Development.

How to apply

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Preston Campus
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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

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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

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs for items that are essential for the course include: £10 – laboratory coat. Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: £100 - camera, £80 - waterproofs and safety boots
Turfgrass Science and Management at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS