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Full Time BSc (Hons) Green Space Management

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BSc (Hons) Green Space Management UCAS Code DK43 Duration&Mode 3 years FT or 4 years with industrial placement Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 140 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P2 Irish Leaving Certificate CCCC Scottish Highers 190 - 240 points International Baccalaureate 24 points Postgraduate Qualifications Students on this course will be given the opportunity to progress to a relevant Masters programme in the Postgraduate School. Course Aims This course provides the practical and professional training necessary for those seeking positions of responsibility in the management of landscapes, large parks, estates, prestige gardens or associated leisure facilities and amenities. This important established sector of the horticultural industry is expanding, and graduates are required to have sound plant knowledge and a full appreciation of both short and long term management techniques applicable to a diverse range of landscapes and amenities. The course will also cover important aspects of scientific and management studies with scope for students to choose a specialism. Course Content This course is suited to those students who are interested in the management of Green Spaces where plants, landscape and people interact. The course is located in the discipline of horticulture and landscape, is especially suited to those who wish to manage open spaces accessible to the public The course gives students an opportunity to specialise in the management of green spaces underpinned by plant knowledge, horticultural sciences and social studies. By completing this course students will gain the professional and practical education required for the effective management of a range of landscapes including; public parks, prestige gardens, garden estates, outdoor recreation facilities and urban green spaces. The course aims to produce managers who will be flexible, innovative and creative in their approach to the management of land and designed landscapes, and be able to facilitate community engagement. Managers need to be familiar with environmental impact issues and sustainability in all facets of green space management. The course will encourage students to analyse complex social and technological issues and suggest improvements and changes leading to greater success for communities. In the final year there is an opportunity to develop an understanding of research methodologies and a capacity to design and complete an individual research project. Special Features This course has a flexible study programme allowing students to specialise in their chosen sector of the industry while being able to select from a whole range of subjects on offer within all horticultural degrees at Writtle. Industrial Placements Industrial placements are offered and encouraged either in paid employment or with voluntary agencies. Strong links with employers have been developed by the nominated Industrial Liaison Officer who provides guidance to students about placement opportunities in the appropriate work areas. Opportunities include jobs abroad in high profile organisations and with top UK employers e.g. Cambridge City Council, Kew Gardens, National Trust and Snowdonia National Park. There are also opportunities to work in gardens in mainland Europe and international links worldwide offer further opportunity for work placements. Career Prospects Career options include management positions in local authority parks, public/historic gardens, country parks, botanic gardens, national parks, nurseries and garden centres. Graduates may also find employment in specialist positions such as arboriculture, landscape design, environmental management, landscape reclamation, restoration of historic gardens and landscapes and the media (including TV). Hor

BSc (Hons) Green Space Management UCAS Code DK43 Duration&Mode 3 years FT or 4 years with industrial placement Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 140 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18...

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