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Horticulture and Applied Plant Science FdSc

University Centre Myerscough

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The course covers key aspects of modern horticulture. The course is suitable for anyone relatively new to horticulture, who wants a career in this challenging and exciting industry or for those currently working in horticulture who wants to expand their knowledge or progress towards management or technical positions.

The development of work related practical skills and experiences is an integral part of the Foundation Degree course at all levels with a dedicated module covering work skills and an opportunity to carry out a student-led horticultural project. Industry- relevant visits allow the opportunity to engage with professional horticulturalists and gain insight into industry working practices. Throughout the course you will develop academic skills in written and verbal communication as well as critical thinking.

Learning Environment:

Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops.

Students are expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations form an important part of the course. Students will have access to specialist IT hardware and software, an on-line learning environment and reference facility.


Students will face a variety of assessments such as technical reports, literature reviews, written examinations, group and individual presentations, laboratory/practical reports, practical tests (e.g. plant identification), work-based reports, case studies and personal development planner portfolio.


On successful completion of the course, students may apply for the BSc (Hons) by undertaking one further year of study.


Students have gained employment in a wide range of situations such as garden centres, commercial nurseries, technical consultants, horticultural research, landscape companies, plant breeding, local authority parks management, and botanical and private gardens.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 12,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CE

AS levels may be used to contribute to entry requirements but they are not sufficient for entry on their own.


University information

University Centre Myerscough

  • Campus address

    Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY, England

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