12 months
1228 EUR/year
1228 EUR/year
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Horticultural Sciences from Cape Peninsula University of Technology aims to produce a competent technologist who will be capable of conducting applied and fundamental research in the field of plant propagation, production, maintenance, landscaping and management.


Horticultural Sciences from Cape Peninsula University of Technology equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct research in horticulture, and to contribute to knowledge production through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing and new knowledge. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome are reported in a dissertation.


Graduates may find work in production nurseries, garden centres, landscape maintenance enterprises, parastatals and municipalities. In addition, for those students with a desire to do research, the National Botanical Institute (Kirstenbosch) and the Agricultural Research Council are important employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Environment and Society
  • Applied Biology 
  • Horticultural Science
  • Landscape Plant Production
  • Pest Management 
  • Soil Fertility
  • Plant Physiology
  • Insects & Related Forms

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An HEQSF aligned Level 8 qualification or an equivalent in an appropriate discipline.
  • A pass in the language which is the medium of instruction at the University (English or Afrikaans).
  • Specific pass grades: IGCSE: A, B or C; HIGCSE: 1, 2 or 3.
  • Complete and legible transcripts of academic records in respect of all degrees or other higher education qualifications, together with the final certificates, preceding qualifications leading to any post-graduate or other advanced qualification when the latter is submitted.
  • Certificates in foreign languages should be submitted with sworn translations into English by an accredited translator.
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1228 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1228 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1228 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1228 EUR per year during 12 months.

Estimated fee: 20890 ZAR

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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