BSc (Hons) Horticulture Commercial


Hadlow Campus

Start Date



UCAS Codes

Institution Code: G70
Course Code: D418H BSc/Ho
Offering an opportunity for students to specialise in either nursery production, medicinal crop production, fruit production or retail nursery, this degree level programme provides a technical understanding and solid scientific foundations. You will learn about horticultural chemistry, plant physiology and chemical analysis.

Throughout the programme you will be assessed by assignments, practical skills, presentations and examinations so that when you graduate you have the right vocational skills to succeed.

Coursework (assignments, written reports, case studies and presentations) as well as final examinations.

Successful students may progress onto a related MSc or PhD programme. Alternatively, a degree in horticulture opens up many career opportunities around the world at technical sales and managerial levels. This programme is recognised by the Institute of Horticulture as leading towards membership. Typical employers include nurseries, fruit farms, garden centres and glasshouses in a horticultural research and new product development capacity.

Protective clothing, footwear, a horticultural knife and secateurs.

Students benefit from a wide range of links with commercial nurseries, research institutes, organic producers, public and privately owned gardens as well as exposure to the retail world through our onsite garden centre. The College is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society; NCCPG and the Hardy Plant Society.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

Year 1 – Level 4

• Horticultural Production (30)
• Industry Practices (30)
• Professional Practices (15)
• Soil Science and Chemistry (15)
• Plant Science (15)
• Research skills (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

• Crop Science (15)
• Crop Production (30)
• Crop Thesis (15)
• Work Based Learning (15)
• Professional Practice (15)
• Retail Horticulture (15)
• Post-Harvest (15)

Year 3 – Level 6

• Sustainable Cropping Technology (30)
• Plant Productivity and Crop Yield (15)
• Project (30)
• Current Issues (15)
• International Horticulture and Novel Crops (30)

    Hadlow Campus

  • 3 Years

    Full time

  • £8,630.00

  • Awarding body

    University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

• 96 UCAS points made up from A-Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject. These points should have been made up over two years of studying at Level 3, or
• A minimum of a Merit grade from a relevant vocational Level 3 Extended Diploma.

All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English and maths and preferably science. .

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.


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