Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS

Course summary

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The course is focused on delivering contemporary approaches to tree management informed by the latest academic research. It will equip you with the ability to effectively gather information, solve problems, make decisions and communicate your opinions - essential skills within the professional tree care industry. You will learn how to integrate a knowledge of tree biology, plant pathology and soil science for effective tree management. Tree identification, surveys and the inspection of individual trees are key elements of the course. You will also learn how to think strategically about the management of the urban forest. You will be introduced to tree law, tree protection, safe working practices and the social, environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits of trees. This will give you the knowledge necessary to manage tree populations from individual trees to woodland communities, and to understand the underlying principles behind the management practices. The Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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.

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You may be required to attend an interview and will be contacted directly if this is the case.

English language requirements

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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.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

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Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS