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Horticulture with Plantsmanship

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

In the first two years you will study the curriculum outlined for HND Horticulture with Plantsmanship. Years three and four broaden your studies by taking a global and historical perspective on plants and plant collections, whilst further developing your scientific understanding of taxonomy and physiology.

Coursework involves group work and individual project work on a range of topics including experiments relating to physiology and taxonomy, production of a management plan for a historic garden, and business case studies.

In your fourth year you will undertake your own research project in a subject which interests you, drawing together all that you have learnt on your course.

Topics covered are varied: recent Honours Projects have included the taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Nepeta L. in Nepal, RBGE’s carpological collection: a curatorial review, an investigation into houseplant mortality and attitudes of landscape professionals towards the creation of wildflower meadows in UK urban landscapes.

Entry Requirements

4 Highers at BBCC including a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc/BSc Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

6 - 8 years

Department

Horticulture and Landscaping

SCQF Level

9/10

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals