FdSc Soil Science

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LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project - 1 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 years
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

FdSc Soil Science

Man that's stretching his arm to the camera, while showing soil in his hand FdSc Soil Science is a programme designed to train a new wave of soil practitioners and researchers focused on the ability for soil function and health to bring environmental, social and economic benefits.

Our earth is changing, amid the continuing ecological crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, erosion, air, water and soil pollution, we are also facing a future that demands more provision from less viable land as the worlds soils become increasignly depleted. This does not need to be the future we live, through the application of science and ecological principles we can generate positive change and enhancement of the natural environment.

LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project - 1 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 years
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn

This programme will develop a complete soil science knowledgle base including the crossdiciplinary approaches across soil biology, chemistry and physical processes.

Year 1 Modules Include

Soil Formation and Classification
Societies and Soils
Soil Research Methods
Soil Biology and Ecology
Soil Physiochemistry
Scientific Working and Philosophy

Year 2 Modules Include

Advanced Methods of Soil Analysis
Soil Contamination and Remediation
Regenerative Soil Management in Agroecosystems
Plant-Soil Interactions
Research Project
Reconstructed and reclamation
Soil Science in Practice

Entry requirements

UCAS Tariff - 64 points
A level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) - MPP
Access to HE Diploma
Scottish Higher
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - 24 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5

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

For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application.

Work experience

100 hours of relevant industry related work experience

Assessment

Assessment will involve a mixed approach of coursework, practical work and tests. Our assessment methods are designed with industry and academic applications in-mind, ensuring that your work prepares you for a career in the sector.

Progression

BSc Environmental Resource Management

Eden Project

Eden Project

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


This programme will develop a complete soil science knowledgle base including the crossdiciplinary approaches across soil biology, chemistry and physical processes.

Year 1 Modules Include

Soil Formation and Classification
Societies and Soils
Soil Research Methods
Soil Biology and Ecology
Soil Physiochemistry
Scientific Working and Philosophy

Year 2 Modules Include

Advanced Methods of Soil Analysis
Soil Contamination and Remediation
Regenerative Soil Management in Agroecosystems
Plant-Soil Interactions
Research Project
Reconstructed and reclamation
Soil Science in Practice

UCAS Tariff - 64 points
A level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) - MPP
Access to HE Diploma
Scottish Higher
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - 24 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5

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

For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application.

100 hours of relevant industry related work experience

Assessment will involve a mixed approach of coursework, practical work and tests. Our assessment methods are designed with industry and academic applications in-mind, ensuring that your work prepares you for a career in the sector.

BSc Environmental Resource Management

Eden Project

Eden Project

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


Dates & Locations

  • Course type University
  • Level - Level 5
  • Location - Eden Project
  • Start Date - 1 September 2023
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