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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.

If you are seeking a career working outdoors with the opportunity to work at world class sporting venues around the world then this is the course for you. Would you like to be the next Manager at Wimbledon Tennis Club, Wembley Stadium or St Andrews Golf Course? Why not gain a qualification that will enable you to learn about surfaces for all outdoor sports and develop practical and technical skills to gain employment in an international industry constantly looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic people with the desire to succeed at the highest levels in sport and recreation provision.

The acquisition of practical skills and experience is an integral part of the Foundation Degree Sportsturf course. Full-time students can undertake periods of industry experience at a range of prestigious golf clubs, cricket and football grounds. Successful completion of the Foundation Degree provides access to the final year of the Honours Degree programme.


Students will face a variety of assessments including a combination of coursework and unseen examinations. The coursework assessment methods will include technical reports, portfolios, group and individual presentations, laboratory/practical reports and extended project work. The students may be required to produce work in a range of formats, such as the production of leaflets or research posters.

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.


On successful completion of the course, students may apply for BSc (Hons) Sportsturf Science and Management in one further year of study.


Examples of possible careers included:

  • Head Groundsman
  • Head Greenkeeper
  • Golf Course Manager
  • Local Authority Grounds Manager
  • Industry Sales & Marketing Professional

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(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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