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Commercial Horticulture (Final Year Entry) (Hadlow), BSc Hons

This commercial horticulture degree is the perfect choice if you have an interest in plant science, sustainability, landscaping or production of food crops and biofuel.

This degree in commercial horticulture combines the study of plant science in a laboratory, including garden therapy and hydroponics, with practical skills using commercial crops. You will benefit from access to the extensive college gardens and the nearby Court Lane Nurseries, with its own glasshouses and orchards. You can also visit a range of sites, gardens and parks to build up your network of contacts.

Past students have progressed to careers in areas such as fruit production, food crops, and teaching and research posts.

The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges: Hadlow College in Kent.

Course/institution codes

D416H

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Duration

1 years full-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • This degree-level course provides a technical understanding and solid scientific foundations
  • You have the opportunity to specialise in either nursery production, fruit production or retail
  • You'll learn about horticultural chemistry, plant physiology and chemical analysis
  • Top up your existing FD qualification in a related subject in just one year.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

The horticultural team have an array of experience from head gardener to commercial production management. All have worked in the industry in various sectors and bring this knowledge and experience to the delivery of the course.

Thank you Greenwich! I now have an amazing job in research and development which is changing the lives of patients and families around the world. Putting my classroom learning to the test was a fulfilling experience.

- Donna Wolfe, BSc Horticulture - Commercial, 2017

Entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a Level 5 programme of study, such as one of the following:

  • A Diploma of Higher Education
  • A relevant foundation degree with a grade point average of at least 55%
  • A HND with a Merit profile.

Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements, who are working in the animal industry, are warmly welcomed.

Please contact Admissionshadlow@northkent.ac.uk.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

As a degree student at Hadlow College, you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a rural campus university with the smaller class-sizes more common in colleges.

Independent learning

At university, you must develop the ability to work more independently than you may have done so before. During your qualification, you will receive support from module leaders and personal tutors regarding how to do this effectively. Independent learning is an important aspect of your progression and completion of your qualification. You must ensure you are prepared for this and have the correct environment to undertake this.

Overall workload

Rather than being spread over a whole week, we try and condense our teaching into 2-3 days. This gives you time for other things.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Assessment feedback on the programme will be delivered through a range of mechanisms depending upon the assessment method. Assessment feedback will be given in a timely manner that adheres to Hadlow College's Assessment Policy, within 15 working days on assessment feedback being given to the students on formal summative assessment. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June. Full teaching timetables are available at the start of term. For any queries, please email Admissionshadlow@northkent.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2023/24 fees

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

Some courses have additional costs associated with them, such as trips, clothing and materials. Students may also need to purchase some specialist equipment.

For this course, you will need the following:

  • Steel toe capped boots (c. £30)
  • Secateurs (from £20. We recommend Felco at £50-60.)
  • Propagation knife (not essential. £10-15.)

Full details of costs are provided at interview or can be obtained by contacting the College Information and Recruitment Services. More information.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Successful students may progress onto a related MSc or PhD programme. Alternatively, a degree in horticulture opens up many career opportunities around the world at technical sales and managerial levels. This programme is recognised by the Institute of Horticulture as leading towards membership. Typical employers include nurseries, fruit farms, garden centres and glasshouses in a horticultural research and new product development capacity.

Do you provide employability services?

Hadlow College has a dedicated team that will work with you to develop your CV, provide you with interview experience and offer advice on your future career direction. As a University of Greenwich student, you can also benefit from the employability services at the University, including the online resources and one-to-one assistance with placement and employment opportunities, knowledge of job markets, HR selection processes and job applications.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

To help you settle in and enjoy your time with us we offer a range of support. The high standards our support reach was recognised during our last OFSTED 'Care Standards' Inspection - once again (for the fourth consecutive time) we received a Grade 1 'outstanding' with no recommendations needed to improve our services.

At the start of your course you'll be assigned a personal tutor who will guide and monitor you during your time with us. In your one-to-one tutorials, which are held regularly throughout the year, you will have the chance to discuss careers, health and social education, as well as academic progress.

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