University of Greenwich
Horticulture (Commercial) FdSc
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 15 graduates of Horticulture (Commercial) FdSc and other courses in Agriculture at University of Greenwich for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Agriculture.

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Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23872 £19884 £22867
25-75 percentile range £20487 - £27274 £14892 - £25751 £17151 - £30379

Course Description

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

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Horticulture (Commercial) FdSc at University of Greenwich

35% Customer service occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Design occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations

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

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 Agriculture

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 Horticulture (Commercial), FdSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Horticulture (Commercial) FdSc

England UK £6165 year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 year 1
Scotland £6165 year 1
Wales £6165 year 1

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, 2025

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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Greenwich in related subject specific rankings.

Agriculture

    • #36 
    • #679 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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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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Student composition of University of Greenwich

undergraduates:
15845
postgraduates:
5550
Total:
21395
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Where is this programme taught

Hadlow College (Part of North Kent College)
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