University Centre Reaseheath

Applied Plant Science and Production Technology University Centre Reaseheath Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Chester


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Course summary

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This course prepares students for a broad range of careers in plant science and commercial and production horticulture as well as developing business and entrepreneurial skills to support the future needs of the industry.

The programme focusses on sustainable plant production through the application of modern technology and techniques to the commercial production process for a range of plant crops. You will learn in our new Centre for Horticulture, Environment and Sustainable Technologies which includes a PRIVA controlled, fully automated hydroponic glasshouse facility with LED lighting, science lab, a micro-propagation unit, IT suite as well as access to extensive grounds and field-scale growing areas.

The focus of the course is on the application of theory and knowledge to the vocational and commercial setting with an emphasis on the use of innovative technology to improve production efficiency and profitability as well as minimising environmental impacts to ensure sustainable production techniques.

The programme includes a period of work experience to ensure that you gain relevant professional experience to support employability. Additionally, you will undertake practical skills development as part of your programme to ensure that you have all the skills and knowledge to support a successful career on graduation.

The course features:

  • Study within our Commercial Production Unit using up-to-date commercial technology and equipment

  • Opportunities to take part in research trials

  • Develop employability skills through work experience placements

  • Direct learning from the industry through guest speakers, site visits and study tours.

Course details


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University Centre Reaseheath Website.

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study. For more information please see our Course Information on our website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code CC20
Institution code R14
Campus name University Centre Reaseheath
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis and substantial work experience will be considered, as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications
A level CCC - A*A*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - D*D*D* in relevant subject
Access to HE Diploma Successful completion
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD - D*D* in relevant subject

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Reaseheath

Course contact details

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01270 613284

Fax: 01270 625665