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University Centre Reaseheath

Applied Plant Science and Production Technology

UCAS Code: CC20

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-A*,A*

Successful completion

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD-D*D*

in relevant subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM-D*D*D*

in relevant subject

UCAS Tariff

96

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Crop production

Agricultural botany

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.

Modules

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

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Horticulture

TEF rating:

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