Myerscough College
Horticulture and Applied Plant Science FdSc
Myerscough College

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The Foundation Degree explores the scientific basis of plant cultivation and related technologies, the horticultural business environment and provides an understanding of the significance of horticulture to society. Modern horticulture combines knowledge of plant and soil science, utilisation of innovative new technologies, business acumen and entrepreneurship. Horticulture offers a stimulating and rewarding career path for anyone with an interest in plants and the environment.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 9 graduates of Horticulture and Applied Plant Science FdSc at Myerscough College for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Plant Sciences.

Overall student satisfaction
69 /100
9 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Plant Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23015 £18639 £21856
25-75 percentile range £18598 - £26742 £13955 - £25088 £16293 - £28734

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Horticulture and Applied Plant Science, FdSc you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

AS levels may be used to contribute to entry requirements but they are not sufficient for entry on their own.

Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) will also be considered.

Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) will also be considered.

Normally 5 GCSEs Including Maths and English (or equivalents) are required, however, applicants are advised to check with the University Centre if they do not possess the specific qualifications. The University Centre may consider applicants with work experience within a relevant industry in place of some qualifications. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.
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Costs

Tuition Fees Horticulture and Applied Plant Science FdSc

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £12700 year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: waterproofs and safety boots - £80

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

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About Myerscough College

Myerscough College is an institution that offers both further education and higher education, and is located in the English village of Bilsborrow, Lancashire. Students can expect to find courses oriented towards a land-based theme, in a variety of study formats that include Full-time, Part-time, and even Online for those who don’t have the necessary free-time to commit to standard courses.

  • A Day in the Life at Myerscough College

Where is this programme taught

Preston Campus
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