Horticulture (Commercial) FdSc
University of Greenwich
Key Course Facts
The commercial horticulture foundation degree is both hands-on and theoretical, laying the groundwork for careers in plant science, sustainability, landscaping, and food crop or biofuel production.
Recognised by the Institute of Horticulture, this course enables you to specialise in an area of your choice: nursery production, fruit production, medicinal plant production or retail. With a mix of theory and practice, you'll develop skills in propagation, harvest and post-harvest care for a range of crops, from ornamentals to medicinal crops and fruit.
This course is hands-on, so you'll visit a range of sites, gardens and parks, building up your own network of contacts. You can also progress to our BSc Hons degree in commercial horticulture.
The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges: Hadlow College in Kent.
What you should know about this course
Specialise in either nursery production, fruit production, medicinal plant production or retail
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
Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Horticulture (Commercial) FdSc at University of Greenwich for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Horticulture.
Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.
Salary of all UK Graduates of Horticulture
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£18598 - £26742||£13955 - £25088||£16293 - £28734|
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What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Horticulture (Commercial), FdSc you will study the following course modules.
Grading & Study Time
Study Time Distribution
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
64 UCAS points made up from A levels, preferably one in Science based subject, or a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification.
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
All Horticulture courses of University of Greenwich
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)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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Tuition Fees Horticulture (Commercial) FdSc
|England UK||£6165||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6165||year 1|
Additional fee information
The international fees for this course are not confirmed yet. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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.
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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.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Horticulture with Plantsmanship BSc (Hons)||Scotland's Rural College University||74%||0%||4%||£7500||£15000||138||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Horticulture BSc (Hons)||Scotland's Rural College University||74%||0%||4%||£7500||£15000||138||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Horticulture (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||Writtle University College||80%||0%||10%||£9250||£12699||116||Chelmsford||On campus Full-time|
|Horticulture (level 4) CertHE||Writtle University College||80%||0%||10%||£9250||£12699||116||Chelmsford||On campus Full-time|
|Horticulture DipHE||Writtle University College||-||0%||5%||£9250||£12699||83||Chelmsford||On campus Full-time|
|Horticulture FdSc||Cornwall College||71%||5%||16%||£9250||£9950||-||Redruth||On campus Full-time|
|Horticulture (Commercial) FdSc||University of Greenwich||71%||-||0%||£6165||£14500||86||London||On campus Part-time|
|Commercial Horticulture BSc (Hons)||University of Greenwich||67%||-||20%||£8630||£14500||135||London||On campus Part-time|
|Animals and Horticulture as Therapy (Top-up) BSc (Hons)||Myerscough College||67%||-||20%||£9250||£12700||135||Preston||On campus Full-time|
|Horticulture and Applied Plant Science FdSc||Myerscough College||69%||-||25%||£1125||£1250||-||Preston||online Part-time|