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Horticulture (final year top-up) BSc (Hons)

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Brackenhurst Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This course develops your academic and applied horticultural skills to degree level. You'll deepen your knowledge of plant and crop development as well as looking at green space management.

Why choose this course?

  • Study at our picturesque Brackenhurst Campus where we have invested in superb teaching buildings and laboratories.
  • Immerse yourself in the subject in Brackenhurst's incredible outdoor classrooms.
  • Develop your skills in our specialist facilities including glasshouses, a covered hard landscape unit, workshops, Computer Aided Design (CAD) studio, general drawing studio and walled gardens.
  • Use real-world projects and research to prepare you for your career.
  • Gain fieldwork experience to cultivate your skills.
  • Benefit from our strong links with industry through lectures from visiting guest professionals and inspiring workshops.
  • Visit sites and gardens of particular interested in Britain and Europe on study trips.
  • Learn from our expert teaching staff who have substantial industry experience and specialist areas of interest within the landscape and horticulture sectors.

What you'll study:

This course explores both regional and international green spaces. You’ll look at the development of spaces for specific communities, and evaluate and devise strategies for their management. You’ll also examine the role of social, economic and cultural influences on the development of designed landscapes. This includes looking at the creation and management of future sustainable landscapes.

Careers and employability:

Your future career

This broad-based degree will open up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates find employment in professional consultancies, government bodies and local authorities.

You may also wish to pursue setting up and running your own horticultural business, which we can help you with through NTU's centre for entrepreneurship and enterprise, The Hive.

Placement opportunities:

This course includes an optional year-long placement in industry. We have links with a range of horticultural and agricultural supply chains, crop and ornamental growers, government agencies, and landscapers and designers.

Placements are an excellent opportunity to both explore a potential career avenue and to build on experience, and it can lead to a Placement Diploma in Industrial Studies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per 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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FdSc Horticulture degree; or HND in a relevant subject. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations.


University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 20 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    150 100%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%



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