Taught course

Social and Therapeutic Horticulture

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Health, Social Care, Education or Horticulture. Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you have a passion for working outdoors and have a belief in the healing properties of natural settings/environments? The MSc STH is leading the way in understanding how gardening and outdoor spaces can change lives, improve well-being and reduce social isolation.

Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) involves the use of natural settings and plants by expert practitioners in order to meet clinically defined goals for groups or individuals. STH is particularly relevant for the promotion of independence, health and well-being among groups and communities of vulnerable people. (Marcus and Sachs 2014; Sempik et al 2010).

The MSc STH programme aims to educate anyone offering horticultural type activities with the knowledge, skills and evidence base required to support the development of nature-based programmes/schemes that can help individuals and communities who may be vulnerable, isolated or living with disabilities.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Unit
+44 (0) 24 7679 5958