Horticulture with Plantsmanship HND

About the Course

Arctic brambleThe Horticulture with Plantsmanship course is delivered jointly by SRUC and The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and allows you to specialise in the area of horticulture known as ‘plantsmanship’, which can be defined as a ‘knowledge of the diversity of plants and their cultivation’.

In addition you will also gain a good understanding of other aspects of horticulture and plant science.

The Horticulture with Plantsmanship course integrates the management of plant collections with knowledge of plant distribution, classification, diversity, structure, identification, recognition and cultivation. Recent surveys have highlighted a future need for more people trained in botany who are able to identify and understand plants, and this course equips you to take advantage of this opportunity.


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Education Level

Undergraduate

Award

HND

Credit

SCQF 8

UCAS code

454D

Prerequisite

Applicants must hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Higher's (CC)/1 A-Level Pass or equivalent qualificiation to include a science subject.

Course Content

What Will I Learn

Year one consists of the HNC Horticulture. In year two, you will specialise in subjects relating to the horticulture of botanic gardens by studying modules including Plant Classification and Systematics, Designing and Managing Plant Collections, Landscape Design History, Ecology and Conservation.

How Will I Learn

You will have your own garden plot in year one and undertake a specialist project in an area of particular interest to you in year two. Extensive work experience in a range of sections of the gardens at RBGE is undertaken in year one.

Progression Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply to join year three of SRUC’s BSc/BSc (Hons) Horticulture or BSc/BSc (Hons) Horticulture with Plantsmanship.

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Undergraduate Study at SRUC

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Subject Area

Take a look at study tours, student profiles and much more on Horticulture.

Department

This course belongs to the Department of Horticulture and Landscape.

Open Days

The best way to find out more is to visit us at one of our Open Days and Events.

Prospectus

If you haven’t got a copy, you can order or download our prospectus online.

How to Apply

Further information about our application process.

Student Life

At SRUC we recognise that life isn't all about work. The social aspect of being a student is just as important and there are various clubs and societies that students can join, either at SRUC or at partner Universities or in the local area. Each Campus has a range of sports facilities available as well as those on offer in local areas.

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SRUC Student Recruitment
Tel: 0800 269 453
Email: recruitment@sruc.ac.uk

Course Options and Apply

Horticulture with Plantsmanship HND

Location: Edinburgh Campus
Study Mode: Full Time
Attendance Mode: Campus
Attendance Pattern: Daytime
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Duration: 2 years
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Horticulture with Plantsmanship HND

Location: Edinburgh Campus
Study Mode: Part Time
Attendance Mode: Campus
Attendance Pattern: Daytime
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Duration: 4 years
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