Taught course

Crop Production (Horticulture)

Institution
Writtle University College · Horticulture
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be graduates in agriculture, horticulture, engineering, biosciences, geography, business and economics or will have extensive relevant industrial experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Production Horticulture is an expanding industry with vast amounts of fresh food and flowers being transported around the world. The industries which support this expansion rely on the latest technologies and have seen great change in recent years in production techniques and how and where crops are grown.

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. Soil, water and resource management are key considerations.

Students studying at Writtle University College will have access to the Research glasshouse, farms and the postharvest unit which undertakes research and trials in conjunction with commercial companies.

This provides the opportunity to study a range of crops relevant to the chosen area of horticulture or agriculture.

Students will examine crop growing using resources at the University and through visits to growers and post harvest facilities; they will develop an understanding of the supply chain from the field through to sale. Together with visiting speakers from industry, this develops students’ awareness of the latest trends and research in industry.

The teaching staff have developed close links with industry on a worldwide basis and the research and consultancy work is used to underpin the curriculum.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@writtle.ac.uk
Phone
01245 424200