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BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Plant Science) – Part Time

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LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College - 25 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 (Plant Science) – Part Time

Plant science horticulture students in the lab at The Eden Project Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is based at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, crop production and sustainability. The programme will provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation.

Both the programme of study and the student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden's own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered.

You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply, develop and reflect upon a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden's skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise.

In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

This unique combination of scientific study and practical opportunity set in an intellectually stimulating and friendly environment, will inspire you to develop a successful career in the future.

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:
• Personal & Employability Skills Development
• Soil Science & Plant Nutrition
• Introduction to Botany
• Plant Use in the Landscape
• Applied Horticultural Practices (including work placement)
• Classification & Taxonomy

Indicative Module Year 2:
• Ethnobotany
• Plant Growth & Development
• Plant Ecology
• Plant Production & Propagation (including work placement)
• Plant Pathology
• Research Methods

Indicative Module Year 3:
• Honours Project
• The Contemporary Horticultural Environment
• Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises
• Plant Conservation & Collections
• Advanced Ethnobotany

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)
• MSc/PhD at University of Plymouth and other academic institutions

Possible Careers:
• Horticultural Consultant
• Commercial Crop Producer (Fruit and Vegetables)
• Nursery Stock Producer
• Specialist Propagator
• Commercial Glasshouse Manager
• Cut Flower Producer
• Horticultural Produce Retail Manager
• Estate Garden Manager
• Municipal Parks and Gardens Manager
• Horticultural Scientist/Researcher

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:
• Personal & Employability Skills Development
• Soil Science & Plant Nutrition
• Introduction to Botany
• Plant Use in the Landscape
• Applied Horticultural Practices (including work placement)
• Classification & Taxonomy

Indicative Module Year 2:
• Ethnobotany
• Plant Growth & Development
• Plant Ecology
• Plant Production & Propagation (including work placement)
• Plant Pathology
• Research Methods

Indicative Module Year 3:
• Honours Project
• The Contemporary Horticultural Environment
• Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises
• Plant Conservation & Collections
• Advanced Ethnobotany

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) • MSc/PhD at University of Plymouth and other academic institutions Possible Careers: • Horticultural Consultant • Commercial Crop Producer (Fruit and Vegetables) • Nursery Stock Producer • Specialist Propagator • Commercial Glasshouse Manager • Cut Flower Producer • Horticultural Produce Retail Manager • Estate Garden Manager • Municipal Parks and Gardens Manager • Horticultural Scientist/Researcher

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


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