FdSc Soil Science Degree – Part Time

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LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College - 25 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
3 years
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time
Eden Project University Centre

FdSc Soil Science Degree – Part Time

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 increasingly 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.

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.

LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College - 25 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
3 years
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-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.

Level 4 Modules Include
• Soil Formation and Classification
• Societies and Soils
• Soil Research Methods
• Soil Biology and Ecology
• Soil Physiochemistry
• Scientific Working and Philosophy


Level 5 Modules Include
• Advanced Methods of Soil Analysis
• Soil Contamination and Remediation
• Regenerative Soil Management in Agroecosystems
• Plant-Soil Interactions
• Research Project
• Management and re-use of soils in construction
• 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

We accept a variety of qualifications to include equivalent international qualifications. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply. 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

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 acemic applications in-mind, ensuring that your work prepares you for a career in the sector.

Progression

BSc Environmental Resource Management BSc Horticulture (Plant Science)

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


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

Level 4 Modules Include
• Soil Formation and Classification
• Societies and Soils
• Soil Research Methods
• Soil Biology and Ecology
• Soil Physiochemistry
• Scientific Working and Philosophy


Level 5 Modules Include
• Advanced Methods of Soil Analysis
• Soil Contamination and Remediation
• Regenerative Soil Management in Agroecosystems
• Plant-Soil Interactions
• Research Project
• Management and re-use of soils in construction
• 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

We accept a variety of qualifications to include equivalent international qualifications. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply. 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

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 acemic applications in-mind, ensuring that your work prepares you for a career in the sector.

BSc Environmental Resource Management BSc Horticulture (Plant Science)

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

  • Course type University
  • Level - Level 5
  • Location - Eden Project University Centre Cornwall College
  • Start Date - 25 September 2023
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