University of Greenwich
Commercial Horticulture BSc (Hons)
University of Greenwich

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

This commercial horticulture degree is the perfect choice if you have an interest in plant science, sustainability, landscaping or production of food crops and biofuel.

This degree in commercial horticulture combines the study of plant science in a laboratory, including garden therapy and hydroponics, with practical skills using commercial crops. You will benefit from access to the extensive college gardens and the nearby Court Lane Nurseries, with its own glasshouses and orchards. You can also visit a range of sites, gardens and parks to build up your network of contacts.

Past students have progressed to careers in areas such as fruit production, food crops, and teaching and research posts.

The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges: Hadlow College in Kent.

What you should know about this course

  • This degree-level course provides a technical understanding and solid scientific foundations

  • You have the opportunity to specialise in either nursery production, fruit production or retail

  • You'll learn about horticultural chemistry, plant physiology and chemical analysis

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Commercial Horticulture, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

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.

Qualification requirements

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Commercial Horticulture, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Commercial Horticulture BSc (Hons)

England UK £8630 year 1
Northern Ireland £8630 year 1
Scotland £8630 year 1
Wales £8630 year 1
EU £14500 year 1
International £14500 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2021/22 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2022/23 academic year. Please follow this link for more information

The fees for this course have not been confirmed yet. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Average student cost of living in London

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)

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About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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Where is this programme taught

University Centre Hadlow
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