Crop Production (Horticulture), M.Sc. | Writtle University College | Chelmsford, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Crop Production (Horticulture)

12 months
13433 GBP/year
8160 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Students studying Crop Production (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. This provides the opportunity to study a range of crops relevant to the chosen area of horticulture or agriculture .


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. Soil, water and resource management are key considerations.

Students in the Crop Production (Horticulture) course at Writtle University College 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.

Who is the Course for?

The course is designed for those who already have an interest in crop production 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.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the course graduates possess the knowledge to gain employment with crop producers and in management positions with major import/export organisations .There are also opportunities to undertake further research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Crop Production
  • Postharvest Physiology and Pathology
  • Global Trade and Supply Chain Management
  • Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Environmental Policy and Leadership Skills
  • Strategic Management

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admissions to this course are subject to the normal policies and procedures for postgraduate students at Writtle University College .
  • 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). 
  •  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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13433 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13433 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8160 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • £680 per 15 credit module
  • £1,360 per 30 credit module
  • £2,720 per 60 credit module

Living costs for Chelmsford

660 - 1140 GBP /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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