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.
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 Horticulture 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 .
Who is the Course for?
This broad based course is designed for those who already have an interest in horticulture as well as those who wish to develop or update their existing knowledge .Applicants will normally be graduates in agriculture, horticulture, engineering, biosciences, geography, business and economics or will have extensive relevant industrial experience. There will be opportunities to specialise as the course progresses and the students' knowledge of the subject develops.
Delivery and Assessment
Delivery is through a combination of lectures, practical, formative and summative coursework, tutor and student led tutorials, case studies and group work, including seminars and presentations .It is developed through a series of visits to commercial/industrial and research establishments and through dissertation-related studies. Appropriate knowledge and understanding is enhanced if students opt to undertake their dissertation work in an industrial situation. Students, who undertake their dissertations outside the UK, will also gather a measure of this enhanced experience.Knowledge and understanding is assessed using a combination of examination (seen and unseen), assessed coursework (lab reports, projects, case studies, presentations) and problem-based learning scenarios which include interpretative exercises.
On successful completion of the course graduates will posses the knowledge and skills to gain employment in management positions with major import/export organisations, with crop producers and horticultural enterprises
There are also opportunities to undertake further research.
- Research Methods
- Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
- Postharvest Systems Management
- Sustainable Crop Production
- Global Trade and Supply Chain Management
- Strategic Management
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
To secure a place, students should submit their application as early as possible. However, if places are left, we may consider applications up to the 30 June
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- Candidates from the United Kingdom higher education sector will normally hold a first honours degree at 2.2 or above in a related subject (such as horticulture, agriculture, floristry, environmental sciences).
- Applications from international students will be considered in line with Writtle University College’s Admission Policy. International students will be expected to have achieved the equivalent of the minimum entry for UK students; qualifications and experience will be review by the Admissions Officer and assessed using UK NARIC criteria. Applications from European students will be guided by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
- Those international students whose first language is not English will be expected to have achieved a qualification in English as a Foreign Language or its equivalent in line with current Writtle University College postgraduate admissions policy.
International680 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 680 GBP per module during 36 months.
National680 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 680 GBP per module during 36 months.
- £680 per 15 credit module
- £1,360 per 30 credit module
- £2,720 per 60 credit module
Living costs for Chelmsford
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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