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Course summary

With an HND in Horticulture, you will gain a sound practical base of knowledge in horticulture and an understanding of the theory behind the practices. You will be well equipped to enter the profession and should be able to take up a management level position after gaining experience in the industry. The course offers some choice of modules: Gardens and Greenspace elective modules provide the competencies to work in the parks, gardens and landscape sector at a professional level; Production Horticulture modules prepare you for employment in fruit or vegetable production, greenhouse protected edible crop production, or ornamental plant production. Production can be on a small specialist scale in the UK or alternatively, in nurseries growing millions of trees, shrubs and bedding plants. Whatever the scale, this course develops the essential practical, technical and scientific expertise you will require. Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply to join year 3 of SRUC’s BSc/BSc (Hons) Horticulture or BSc/BSc (Hons) Horticulture with Plantsmanship course.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

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 Team 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.

Guidance on English Language requirements

https://www.sruc.ac.uk/courses-training/student-support/international-students/study-requirements-for-international-students/


Unistats information

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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 at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS