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MSc Horticulture

Writtle University College
Course summary
3 years
Part time
Chelmsford
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford

Course description

MSc Horticulture

Horticulture is seen as the 'Art, Science, Technology and Business of intensive plant cultivation for human use' (Chartered Institute of Horticulture). It is a range of diverse activities from landscaping through to production of food and non-food crops, all of which contribute to human health and well-being.

Horticultural graduates need to able to use develop and use knowledge of sustainable practices, new technologies, science and research to produce plants and crops; similarly this knowledge must also be applicable to post harvest practices. With the world's population continuing to increase and climate change impacting upon production, it is vital to continue to investigate new growing systems and to establish new crops which can be grown sustainably and transported to market with minimal losses.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Admissions to this course are subject to the normal policies and procedures for postgraduate students at Writtle University College .

Candidates from the United Kingdom higher education sector will normally hold a first honours degree at 2.2 or above in a related subject (such as horticulture, agriculture, floristry, environmental sciences). Prospective students with a first honours degree in another discipline but with significant work experience in horticulture, agriculture or related areas will also be considered for entrance on the masters’ programme.

Applications from international students will be considered in line with Writtle University College’s Admission Policy. International students will be expected to have achieved the equivalent of the minimum entry for UK students; qualifications and experience will be review by the Admissions Officer and assessed using UK NARIC criteria. Applications from European students will be guided by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Those international students whose first language is not English will be expected to have achieved a qualification in English as a Foreign Language or its equivalent in line with current Writtle University College postgraduate admissions policy.

Consideration will be given to applicants outside the stipulated guidelines if they are able to demonstrate significant relevant industrial experience.

Who is the Course for?

This broad based course is designed for those who already have an interest in horticulture as well as those who wish to develop or update their existing knowledge .

Applicants will normally be graduates in agriculture, horticulture, engineering, biosciences, geography, business and economics or will have extensive relevant industrial experience. There will be opportunities to specialise as the course progresses and the students' knowledge of the subject develops.

Training Course Content

Year One

Semester One

  • Research Methods
  • Postharvest Systems Management
  • Sustainable Crop Production

Semester Two

  • Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Postharvest Systems Management
  • Sustainable Crop Production

Year Two

Semester One

  • Global Trade and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Planning and Investigative Research*
  • Project Planning and Investigative Research*
  • Other Level 7 module by negotiation with the course team

Semester Two

  • Strategic Management
  • Project Planning and Investigative Research*
  • Project Planning and Investigative Research*
  • Environmental Policy and Leadership Skills

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in East Anglia for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2021 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Expenses

Home Students

Part-time

  • £666 per 15 credit module
  • £1,332 per 30 credit module
  • £2,664 per 60 credit module

Continuing Studies

On successful completion of the course graduates will posses the knowledge and skills to gain employment in management positions with major import/export organisations, with crop producers and horticultural enterprises.

There are also opportunities to undertake further research.

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Writtle University College

Writtle University College offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. We also provide students with the options of being able to study certain...


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