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SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Horticulture with Plantsmanship

UCAS Code: D4D7

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

To include a science subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants should be able to offer National 5 (A-C) or equivalent pass in English (for literacy) and Maths (for numeracy)

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4,H4

To include a science subject

Scottish HNC

Pass

Applications will be considered for Year 2 entry from applicants with relevant HNC qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss further.

Scottish HND

Pass

Applications will be considered for Year 3 entry from applicants with relevant HND qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss further.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C

To include a science subject

UCAS Tariff

96-104

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Agriculture

Agricultural botany

The Horticulture industry contributes over 9 billion to the UK economy each year and employs over 300,000 people. Although many people associate Horticulture solely with food crops it is also an important tool for mitigating the effects of climate change via plant breeding, producing appropriate ornamental plants for urban greening and improving biodiversity. A general shortage of skilled people in industry ensures the job opportunities for graduates are both numerous and diverse. At SRUC we firmly believe that as well as having an in-depth and thorough knowledge of the horticulture industry; graduates must also be equipped with the practical skills necessary for continued successful employability. These skills are enhanced via work experience placements, practical classes, a variety of industry visits, guest speakers and benefits from studying in an institute renowned for its research and consultancy to industry.Throughout the course you will develop an understanding of how to integrate the management of plant collections with knowledge of plant distribution, classification, diversity, structure, identification and cultivation. You will develop the skills required to study advanced aspects in botany and a good appreciation of botanical issues that are relevant to horticulture today. You will gain experience of techniques appropriate to the restoration of historic gardens at a high level. The course is delivered in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) with classes and practical work based at both RBGE and SRUCs Edinburgh campus.

Modules

You will study a wide range of subjects including modules such as Ethnobotany, Horticultural Plant Physiology, Horticultural Taxonomy, Plant Geography, Victorian Horticulture, Global Horticulture and Heritage Garden Conservation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£6,950
per year
England
£6,950
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£10,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,950
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£6,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Edinburgh

Department:

Horticulture, Landscape and Garden Design

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
22%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Agriculture, food and related studies

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
22%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,052
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Elementary agricultural occupations
19%
Agricultural and related trades
11%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

About 70% of the UK's land area is given over to agriculture, so this is a subject representing an important part of the country's economy. Typical starting jobs for graduates in agriculture include agricultural science, farming and farm management, but graduates also go into other areas, such as the horticulture trade, auctioneering and conservation. Agriculture graduates are also in increasing demand for one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in the country - surveying. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas - in 2016, areas like Essex, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Kent were all important for agriculture graduates.

Agriculture, food and related studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,052
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Elementary agricultural occupations
19%
Agricultural and related trades
11%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£11k

£11k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Agricultural botany

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£11k

£11k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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