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Duchy College

Horticulture (Plant Science)

UCAS Code: 3W21

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 Tariff Points

80 Tariff Points

UCAS Tariff

80
100%
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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2019

Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is based at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, crop production and sustainability. The programme will provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation.

Both the programme of study and the student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered.

You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply, develop and reflect upon a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise.

In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

This unique combination of scientific study and practical opportunity set in an intellectually stimulating and friendly environment, will inspire you to develop a successful career in the future.

**Possible Progression** (subject to availability)
Research Masters (Biological Science) at Newquay or Duchy Stoke
MSc/PhD at Plymouth University and other academic institutions

**Possible Careers**
Horticultural Consultant
Commercial Crop Producer (Fruit and Vegetables)
Nursery Stock Producer
Specialist Propagator
Commercial Glasshouse Manager
Cut Flower Producer
Horticultural Produce Retail Manager
Estate Garden Manager
Municipal Parks and Gardens Manager

Modules

Year 1 - Personal & Employability Skills Development - Introduction to Botany - Soil Science and Plant Nutrition - Plant Use in the Landscape - Classification and Taxonomy - Applied Horticultural Practices (including work placement) Year 2 - Research methods - Plant Growth and Development - Plant Production and Propagation (including work placement) - Plant Ecology - Plant Pathology - Ethnobotany Year 3 - Honours Project - The Contemporary Horticultural Environment - Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises - Plant Conservation and Collections - Advanced Ethnobotany

The Uni


Course location:

Eden Project

Department:

Countryside

TEF rating:

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