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Horticulture with Plantsmanship

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

Delivered jointly by SRUC and The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), this course is strongly focused on ‘plantsmanship’ — the area of horticulture that covers knowledge of the diversity of plants and their cultivation.

It also provides a good understanding of other aspects of horticulture and plant science, integrating the management of plant collections with knowledge of plant distribution, classification, diversity, structure, identification, recognition and cultivation.

Year one consists of the HNC Horticulture. You'll have your own garden plot, and the opportunity to undertake extensive work experience in a range of garden sections at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

In year two, you'll choose and work on a specialist project in something that interests you, as well as specialising in subjects relating to the horticulture of botanic gardens.

Example modules include:
Plant Classification and Systematics; Designing and Managing Plant Collections; Landscape Design History; Ecology and Conservation.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Progression Routes

Degree programme

Start Date

September

Qualification

HND

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

454D

Course Length

2 years

Department

Horticulture and Landscaping

SCQF Level

8

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