Taught course

Horticulture (Crop Production)

Writtle University College · Horticulture

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a BSc or equivalent in a related topic, but applications are also invited from individuals with extensive industrial experience. IELTS 6.5 is required.

Months of entry


Course content

This course develops knowledge of commercial crop production, post-harvest handling of horticultural crops, the horticultural business environment and marketing processes concerned with the trade of horticultural products. Modules include: International Horticultural Crop Production, Tropical Crops, Fruit and Vegetable Production, Protected Cropping, Agricultural and Horticultural Trade Research Methods, Postharvest Physiology and Pathology, Fruit and Vegetable Production, Literature Review and Personal Development and Planning. Students are assessed by a variety of methods including written papers, case studies and project reports. This flexible approach allows students to monitor their knowledge and skills development throughout the course.

Information for international students

An IELTS score of 6.5 is required. There are a range of pre-sessional English language programmes available with further English support classes during term time.

Fees and funding

International students who have secured a place on the course, may be selected and put forward for a Marshall Papworth Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and provide partial funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
20-36 months
full time
8 months


part time
16-36 months
full time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation30 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Co-ordinator
+44 (0)1245 424200
+44 (0)1245 420456