Taught course

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

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.

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.

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.

Information for international students

As one of the longest established specialist institutions in the UK, we offer our international students an opportunity to study a range of academically-challenging and internationally-recognised programmes.

Established in 1893, Writtle University College has valued and nurtured its international links and is held in high regard by related industries worldwide for providing highly skilled and knowledgeable students for their chosen sectors as well as being at the forefront of world quality research and consultancy.

writtle.ac.uk/International

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,700 (2019/20 entry)
International students
£12,600 (2019/20 entry)

Writtle University College provides a range of bursaries and scholarships which can be used to reduce the cost of your education, enhance your career prospects and to support excellence.

writtle.ac.uk/Scholarships-&-Bursaries-19-20

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

http://writtle.ac.uk/MSc-Horticulture

Course contact details

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