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Cornwall College

Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)

UCAS Code: 4RL6

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 UCAS tariff points to include at least 56 points from A2-level

45 credits at level 3 in an appropriate subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum of grade C or 4 in English Language, Maths and a Science

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMP

In an appropriate subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

In an appropriate subject

80 UCAS tariff points to include at least 56 points from Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

80

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2021

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.

Modules

Year 1: Personal and Employability Skills Development (20 credits), Introduction to Botany (20 credits), Plant Use in the Landscape (20 credits), Soil Science & Plant Nutrition (20 credits), Garden And Landscape Design 1: Foundation – Space, Place & User (20 credits), Design Communications: Tools and Techniques (20 credits.
Year 2: Research Methods (20 credits), Plant Growth and Development (20 credits), Plant Production and Propagation (20 credits), Plant Ecology (20 credits), Garden and Landscape Design 2: Planning & People (20 credits), Garden Landscape Histories: Theories and Contexts (20 credits)
Year 3: Honours Project (40 credits), The Contemporary Horticulture Environment (20 credits), Sustainable Horticultural Enterprises (20 credits), Advanced Plant Use and Implementation (20 credits), Professional Landscape and Garden Design (20 credits)

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Eden Project

Department:

Animals, Horticulture, Land-Use and Food

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