The degree programme covers a wide range of current arboriculture issues, including tree production and establishment in an urban environment, epidemic outbreaks of disease affecting trees, international developments in urban forestry, detection of decay in trees and the use of biotechnology in developing disease detection technologies and stress resistant cultivars. Issues of environmental sustainability are emphasised throughout the course. An integral and exciting part of this course is the opportunity for students to conduct their own piece of original research in an area of arboriculture that interests them. This not only allows a real area of expertise to be developed but gives Myerscough students further recognition as they progress to employment.
Year 1 - Dendrology; Arboricultural Practices; Essential Plant and Soil Science; Applied Tree Biology; Tree Production, Establishment and Biosecurity; Introduction to Semi-natural Habitats and GIS. Year 2 - Pests, Diseases and Weeds; Research Methods; Environmental Plant Physiology; Tree Management and the Law; Woodland and Veteran Tree Management; Plant Diversity and Conservation. Year 3 - Research Project (double module); Management of Tree Risk; Urban Forest and Greenspace Management; Greenspace Professional Practice; Applied Ecology and Landscape Management OR Biotechnology for Plant Improvement
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Applicants 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.|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|