University Centre Myerscough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Sportsturf and Applied Turfgrass Science

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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Sportsturf and Applied Turfgrass Science has been designed to enable students to achieve a higher education qualification with a practical focus. It has been developed in partnership with industry experts and is fully endorsed by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG). Students are eligible to apply for membership of the IOG upon completion of the course.


Year 1 - Academic and Vocational 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.

How to apply

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

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.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14500 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: laboratory coat - £10. Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: waterproofs and safety boots - £80
Sportsturf and Applied Turfgrass Science at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS