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Full Time BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Top-up)

Myerscough College

Bachelor Degree , Horticulture

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Horticulture BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Top-up) Myerscough reference: 09BSHRTMYF01P UCAS Code: D400 Course Length: 1 year full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This course is designed for students interested in the green space industries who have achieved a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in Horticulture, Garden Design, Landscape Management or a related area and wish to top-up to honours degree. The course combines modules that address wider horticultural and green space management issues with further options in either horticultural science or garden design. Employability and consultancy skills are developed through a module in professional practice. The course includes a major research dissertation where students can explore current practices and investigate alternative new techniques, concepts and ideas. List of Modules Year 1 ? Research Project: To develop the ability to: understand and clearly define a problem to be solved; extract relevant material from a literature survey; design and undertake an original investigation; present, analyse and interpret results; present a coherent, critical account of the work and how it relates to that of others: also to develop management skills; achieve a measure of independence; integrate different aspects of the course. ? Professional Practice and Consultancy: This module is designed to enable you to critically analyse developments in arboriculture by integrating the fundamental sciences with the best current practices to ensure that you are equipped to function in a dynamic industry. ? Landscape Ecology: This module aims to explore the interactions between the temporal and spatial aspects of a landscape and its flora, fauna and cultural components. The module will investigate the use of Geographical Information System as a host for integrating data over large spatial scales. The module will also discuss the potential of the landscape ecological approach for the formulation of policy, as framework for planning and strategic management. ? Intergrative Horticultural Studies: This will provide some integration of the programme in the form of specialised seminars, both speaker led and student led, presentations of work carried out on the placement and individual student determined assignments. ? Applied Plant Science and Biotechnology: To introduce you to recent advances in plant tissue culture and plant breeding and allow the opportunity for independent learning. Specific objectives are to ensure that you are competent in carrying out laboratory analysis; to expose you to original scientific literature; to improve communication skills. Or ? Design, Concept and Realisation (option): The module aims to encourage ambitious garden or landscape design work. Students will consider a range of case studies that will challenge them to develop imaginative garden or landscape design solutions outside their normal boundaries of working. Moreover, students will have to evaluate legislative, planning, environmental, social and cultural constraints that may impact on the design solution and its implementation. Students will also be encouraged to develop reflective practice to critically evaluate their own design work. Assessments Students will face a variety of assessments including dissertation/research project, literature reviews, Written examinations, technical reports, lab books, group and individual presentations, laboratory/practical reports, individual study projects, case studies, seminars and posters. Possible Careers / Jobs Students gain employment in a wide range of situations such as garden centres, commercial nurseries, technical consultants, garden design consultants, horticultural research, landscape companies, plant breeding, local authority parks management, and botanical and private gardens. With appropriate experience, graduates can expect to be in management positions with major companies and organisations. Some graduates have also used their degree

Horticulture BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Top-up) Myerscough reference: 09BSHRTMYF01P UCAS Code: D400 Course Length: 1 year full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This course is designed for students interested in the green space industries who have achieved a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in Horticulture, Garden Design, Landscape Management or a related area and...

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