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BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design) Degree – Part Time

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LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College - 16 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 6 Levels Explained
DURATION
6 Years
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time
Eden Project University Centre

BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design) Degree – Part Time

Group of students inside the biome at The Eden Project Based at Cornwall’s Eden Project, the BSc (Hons) Horticulture Garden & Landscape Design has been specifically developed to provide industry competent horticulturalists, who have significant design capabilities and a detailed understanding of horticulture science. On this unique programme you will develop skills valuable to numerous sectors of the horticultural industry both in the UK and abroad.

Eden’s diverse and specialist plant collections, nurseries and growing facilities, dedicated laboratory and design studio, coupled with Duchy College’s nationally renowned micro propagation research facility, provide a world class study platform.

A diverse team of subject specialists supports you in your studies. This includes plant pathologists, botanists, ecologists, garden designers, artists, landscape architects and horticulturalists, many of whom partner private practice with their teaching commitments.

Students under the tutelage of members of the current teaching team have won numerous awards including the Prince of Wales Trophy for Sustainable Horticulture last year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year three times in the last five years and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award three times in the past six years, the latest in 2015.

You will also embrace sustainable business practice and develop skills in planting design and design communication, using both traditional and digital media (no prior experience required).

In the core garden and landscape design modules, innovative and imaginative design practice is encouraged from day one. Through real or ‘live’ projects you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes. Clients who students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden.

Located at Cornwall’s Eden Project, the University Centre Eden offers a suite of higher education qualifications across a variety of land based sectors to include: Horticulture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Ecology and Garden and Landscape Design. Taught by expert trainers and awarded by the University of Plymouth creates a unique opportunity for those wishing to make the world a better place. Still undecided? Why not enjoy a taste of the University Centre by enrolling on one of our short courses or find out more at our next open day.

What you will learn

Indicative Module Year 1:
Garden & Landscape Design 1: Foundations - Space, Place & User
Communications/Professional Landscape & Garden Design
Introduction to Botany
Plant Use in the Landscape
Soil Science & Plant Nutrition
Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Module Year 2:
Research Methods
Plant Growth & Development
Plant Production & Propagation
Plant Ecology
Garden & Landscape Design 2: Planning & People
Garden Landscape Histories; Theories & Contexts

Indicative Module Year 3:
Honours Project
The Contemporary Horticultural Environment
Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises
Advanced Plant Use & Implementation
Professional Landscape & Garden Design Practice

Entry requirements

80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 56 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MMP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

We accept a variety of qualifications to include equivalent international qualifications.

All applicants are subject to wider entry requirements.

Data sharing agreement

As part of our interview process, it is essential that we obtain your formal permission to share aspects of your data with trusted work placement providers in order that reasonable adjustments can be made.

Criminal convictions

You are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct to study this course.

If you are currently subject to any license condition or monitoring restriction that could affect your ability to successfully complete your studies, you will be required to disclose your criminal record. Conditions include, but are not limited to:

• Access to laboratory facilities including chemicals
• Access to computers or devices that can store images
• Use of internet and communication tools/devices
• Curfews
• Freedom of movement
• Contact with people related to University Centre Eden or The Cornwall College Group

Progression

Possible Progression (subject to availability):
• MA in Garden & Landscape Design at various other institutions

Possible Careers:
• Garden Designer
• Landscape Designer
• Landscaper
• Planning Adviser
• Municipal Parks and Gardens Manager
• Estate Garden Manager
• Nursery Stock Producer
• Specialist Propagator
• Garden Historian

Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College

Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College

Part of The Cornwall College Group. In partnership with the Eden Project, we have developed a unique set of university-level degrees taught on-site at Eden, to complement Eden’s ethos of making the world a better place. Taught by Cornwall College’s expert trainers in the Eden Project’s unique learning environment, Eden Project Learning students have the opportunity to study for a university-level degree, awarded by Plymouth University, alongside experiencing hands-on practical experience at a world-famous visitor attraction and garden. Find out more at our next Open Day.

Visiting our Eden campus?   View our visitor information


Indicative Module Year 1:
Garden & Landscape Design 1: Foundations - Space, Place & User
Communications/Professional Landscape & Garden Design
Introduction to Botany
Plant Use in the Landscape
Soil Science & Plant Nutrition
Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Module Year 2:
Research Methods
Plant Growth & Development
Plant Production & Propagation
Plant Ecology
Garden & Landscape Design 2: Planning & People
Garden Landscape Histories; Theories & Contexts

Indicative Module Year 3:
Honours Project
The Contemporary Horticultural Environment
Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises
Advanced Plant Use & Implementation
Professional Landscape & Garden Design Practice

80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 56 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MMP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

We accept a variety of qualifications to include equivalent international qualifications.

All applicants are subject to wider entry requirements.

As part of our interview process, it is essential that we obtain your formal permission to share aspects of your data with trusted work placement providers in order that reasonable adjustments can be made.

You are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct to study this course.

If you are currently subject to any license condition or monitoring restriction that could affect your ability to successfully complete your studies, you will be required to disclose your criminal record. Conditions include, but are not limited to:

• Access to laboratory facilities including chemicals
• Access to computers or devices that can store images
• Use of internet and communication tools/devices
• Curfews
• Freedom of movement
• Contact with people related to University Centre Eden or The Cornwall College Group

Possible Progression (subject to availability): • MA in Garden & Landscape Design at various other institutions Possible Careers: • Garden Designer • Landscape Designer • Landscaper • Planning Adviser • Municipal Parks and Gardens Manager • Estate Garden Manager • Nursery Stock Producer • Specialist Propagator • Garden Historian

Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College

Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College

Part of The Cornwall College Group. In partnership with the Eden Project, we have developed a unique set of university-level degrees taught on-site at Eden, to complement Eden’s ethos of making the world a better place. Taught by Cornwall College’s expert trainers in the Eden Project’s unique learning environment, Eden Project Learning students have the opportunity to study for a university-level degree, awarded by Plymouth University, alongside experiencing hands-on practical experience at a world-famous visitor attraction and garden. Find out more at our next Open Day.

Visiting our Eden campus?   View our visitor information


Eden Project University Centre

Dates & Locations

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  • Location - Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College
  • Start Date - 16 September 2024
  • Tuition Fees: £4625.00*
            
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