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Plant Health and Biosecurity PgC

Harper Adams University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Harper Adams University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The effective control of pests and diseases is fundamental to the use of plants by man for economic, environmental and general well-being. The threats to plant biosecurity have increased with the globalisation in trade and travel, which has resulted in increased volume and diversity of plants and plant products entering the UK and other Member States of the European Union.

The course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of basic plant pathology and the application of this science to control current plant pests and pathogens, to reduce the introduction on invasive pests and pathogens and to minimise their impact when introduced.

The course is underpinned by an extensive programme of agri-environment research at Harper Adams University. This course is primarily aimed at new Plant Health and Seed Inspectors within Defra but will also be of benefit for staff working within plant businesses (e.g. plant importers, growers and distributors) responsible for biosecurity.

This is a blended learning course where each module is delivered as 60% online over a six week period followed by two days of face to face delivery on campus. All module assessments are by coursework assignments. There is a two day induction to the course at the start of the academic year in September.

Students in full-time employment would normally complete the course over two years. Students may enrol for a single module with or without the assignment for CPD purposes.

The course is strongly aligned to the competencies of the Royal Society of Biology Plant Health Professional Register.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,950per year

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

University information

Harper Adams University

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    Harper Adams University, Newport, Telford And Wrekin, TF10 8NB, England

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