Horticulture at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS

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Course summary

The HNC covers the fundamentals of horticulture. You will learn practical skills and develop your underpinning knowledge of plants and their cultivation. You will also be introduced to the different sectors of the industry including nursery production, maintenance of gardens and greenspace, and plant retailing. During your studies, the diversity of the course will help you to weigh up which areas of horticulture and gardening you are most interested in for future employment or further study. You will be qualified for a broad range of job opportunities at the end of the HNC including working for nurseries, private and public gardens, landscape companies and local authorities. Upon successful completion of this course and depending on module choices, students may apply to join Year 2 of the HND Horticulture or HND Horticulture with Plantsmanship courses.


You will learn about Plant Identification, Plant Uses, Soil Management, Plant Protection, Business Management, Nursery Production and Plant Physiology. Practical work will include horticultural techniques for plant propagation and the growing on of plants and garden maintenance.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

SRUC has a long tradition of welcoming students from outside the UK to study with us, and we find they greatly enhance the learning experience of other students and their unique viewpoint and carried life experiences. International student rules and regulations are set by national governments. For the most up to date guidance, please visit our website - www.sruc.ac.uk/internationalstudents

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Achieving at least 5.0 in each component

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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