Taught course

Social and Therapeutic Horticulture

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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

September

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 and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Health and Social Care Unit
Email
hscu.hls@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 24 7679 5958