Taught course

Postharvest Technology

Institution
Writtle University College · Horticulture
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is an advanced course for students from a broad range of disciplines who are interested in the way that horticultural produce must be handled, transported and stored to maintain quality from grower to consumer. It has a strong commercial focus and draws on the College's extensive links to include industry based projects, site visits and guest lecturers. Areas of study include: postharvest technology, international crop production, tropical crops, research methods, agricultural and horticultural trade, postharvest physiology and pathology, supply chain and logistics and personal development planning.

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

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 -36 months

PGDip

full time
8 months
part time
20-36 months

PGCert

full time
4 months
part time
16-36 months

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Co-ordinator
Email
anya.perera@writtle.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1245 424200
Fax
+44 (0)1245 420456