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BSc (Hons) Degree in Horticulture

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Course Duration

*Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Course Location

Greenmount Campus

BSc (Hons) Degree in Horticulture

The Honours Degree in Horticulture is validated by Ulster University. The course provides the ideal opportunity for those who have completed the Foundation Degree in Horticulture at CAFRE to progress on to an Honours Degree qualification. Foundation Degree graduates will complete bridging modules, commencing in May and then complete the course over one year of full-time or two years of part-time study. Places are limited on the course, so early online application is advised.

Course content

Bridging Studies modules

  • Research skills and data management
  • Sustainable horticulture

Degree modules

  • Applied plant studies
  • Dissertation
  • Improving productivity in horticulture
  • Marketing and supply chain development
  • Professional management
Course Progression

Students may have the opportunity to apply to study on Master’s level courses.

A wide range of exciting careers are open to horticulture graduates within the production, landscape, sportsturf, retail, environmental and social horticulture sectors with the additional option of self-employment.

Fees and funding support

For information about fees and funding support click here.

How to apply?

Students who have previously completed a Foundation Degree, may apply to top-up their qualification through full-time study, please follow this link to the UCAS website.

If you have previously completed a Foundation Degree, you can apply to top-up your qualification through part-time study, please follow this link.

Course Entry Requirements

Applicants must have previously attained the award of a Foundation Degree in Horticulture since 2015, or provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL), having studied and achieved accreditation in Level 5 modules of sufficient credit value in related disciplines. Offers will be issued on a date of application basis subject to meeting the entry requirements.

Prior to commencing the Honours Degree course Foundation Degree graduates must successfully complete 40 credits of Level 5 Bridging Studies modules as detailed above, completed May-August.

In addition to meeting the course entry requirements applicants must also meet the General Entrance Requirements for Ulster University

Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Foundation Level are not considered as meeting entry requirements for CAFRE programmes.  If you require guidance on entry qualifications please email the Key Contact for this course.

UCAS Course Code

D416: full-time course

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      Key Contact

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