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Writtle University College

Horticulture

UCAS Code: D410

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

Entry requirements


Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk

Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x HE (B1) higher An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

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

MMM

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above A minimum of four GCSEs grade A*–C (9-4) including, English Language, Mathematics and Science

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Agriculture

**Why you should study Horticulture at WUC**- We have an unparalleled reputation in the horticulture industry for producing highly employable graduates who have the necessary attributes to succeed in a growing and dynamic industry.- Our horticulture courses are endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.- We have respected teaching experts who engage with the industry to provide you with the latest knowledge and insight into horticultural practices.- You will be able to participate in industry visits as part of your course, including trips in the UK and overseas.- We provide a green environment with extensive landscape and plant collections for you to explore during your studies, as well as dedicated research glasshouses and laboratories to further your knowledge and research.- Our course content reflects our experience of teaching and supporting students from a diverse range of backgrounds.- You will be encouraged to access a range of scholarships, travel bursaries, internships and work placements in order to enrich your learning experience.- You will have the opportunity to explore the science of plants in a laboratory, the application of technology to horticulture, learn about the care of plants and help answer present and future challenges facing horticulturists in the 21st century. - You will be able to develop and enhance your own interests and specialism within horticulture as part of your course.- There is a strong emphasis on practical skills within our courses and this is demonstrated through a Writtle Skills Award which recognises your practical abilities and confidence in order to boost your employment prospects.This course is ideal for students who wish to keep their options open and not specialise in a particular area of horticulture. It is suited to those who have limited experience of the horticultural industry and who wish to follow a broad approach before deciding on their future career. On completion of the course, students will have acquired a good range of practical horticultural and business skills to equip them for a career in a wide choice of fields

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Writtle University College

Department:

Horticulture

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Agriculture

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Agricultural and related trades
10%
Animal care and control services
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

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