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Course summary

Explore the life of plants on this highly vocational and practical course. Based on understanding and interpreting the landscape around us, the course explores horticultural production and growing, along with the principles of plant and soil science. Horticulture is a diverse subject area that covers plant and soil science; commercial crop production; ornamental flower and plant growing; landscape and garden design; and green-space management. You'll have the option to specialise in your final year with our Garden Design pathway. Successful completion of the FdSc Horticulture course to a satisfactory level allows progression on to the BSc (Hons) Horticulture (final-year top-up) course. This means you can gain a full BSc degree in three years.


Year One

  • Plants and Soil Science
  • Garden Design in Practice
  • Survey Planning and Construction
  • Horticultural Technology
  • Plant and Botanical Knowledge
Final year FdSc Horticulture:
  • Soft Landscape Design
  • Horticultural Practices
  • Horticultural Employability
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
and (pick two):
  • Green Space Management
  • Crop Production
  • Land Use Ecology
FdSc Horticulture - Garden Design pathway:
  • Soft Landscape Design
  • Horticultural Practices
  • Horticultural Employability
  • Applied Design
  • CAD Professional Practice
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (67%), written exam (33%) Final Year Coursework (83%), written exam (17%)

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This course is not eligible for International Students who require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Horticulture at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS