Cornwall College

Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design) Cornwall College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth

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Based at Cornwall’s Eden Project, the BSc (Hons) Horticulture Garden & Landscape Design has been specifically developed to provide industry competent horticulturalists, who have significant design capabilities and a detailed understanding of horticulture science. On this unique programme you will develop skills valuable to numerous sectors of the horticultural industry both in the UK and abroad. Eden’s diverse and specialist plant collections, nurseries and growing facilities, dedicated laboratory and design studio, coupled with Duchy College’s nationally renowned micro propagation research facility, provide a world class study platform.

A diverse team of subject specialists supports you in your studies. This includes plant pathologists, botanists, ecologists, garden designers, artists, landscape architects and horticulturalists, many of whom partner private practice with their teaching commitments.

Students under the tutelage of members of the current teaching team have won numerous awards including the Prince of Wales Trophy for Sustainable Horticulture last year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year three times in the last five years and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award three times in the past six years, the latest in 2015.

You will also embrace sustainable business practice and develop skills in planting design and design communication, using both traditional and digital media (no prior experience required).

In the core garden and landscape design modules, innovative and imaginative design practice is encouraged from day one. Through real or ‘live’ projects you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes. Clients who students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Personal and Employability Skills Development (20 credits), Introduction to Botany (20 credits), Plant Use in the Landscape (20 credits), Soil Science & Plant Nutrition (20 credits), Garden And Landscape Design 1: Foundation – Space, Place & User (20 credits), Design Communications: Tools and Techniques (20 credits.
Year 2: Research Methods (20 credits), Plant Growth and Development (20 credits), Plant Production and Propagation (20 credits), Plant Ecology (20 credits), Garden and Landscape Design 2: Planning & People (20 credits), Garden Landscape Histories: Theories and Contexts (20 credits)
Year 3: Honours Project (40 credits), The Contemporary Horticulture Environment (20 credits), Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises (20 credits), Advanced Plant Use and Implementation (20 credits), Professional Landscape and Garden Design (20 credits)


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level 80 UCAS tariff points to include at least 56 points from A2-level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP In an appropriate subject
Access to HE Diploma 45 credits at level 3 in an appropriate subject
Scottish Higher 80 UCAS tariff points to include at least 56 points from Advanced Highers
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Minimum of grade C or 4 in English Language, Maths and a Science
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMP In an appropriate subject

Other level 3 qualifications will be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

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http://www.cornwall.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,950 Year 1
EU £8,600 Year 1
International £9,950 Year 1
England £8,600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,600 Year 1
Scotland £8,600 Year 1
Wales £8,600 Year 1

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Cornwall College
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ


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