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Sportsturf BSc (Hons) Turfgrass Science Myerscough reference: 09BSTGSMYF01P UCAS Code: D444 Course Length: 3 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This three-year course focuses on turfgrass science and agronomy. It covers high levels of technical knowledge in science, management and technology across a range of sportsturf issues. Current research is applied to develop a strategic approach to the management of all sportsturf surface types, including the best sportsturf surfaces often associated with world class locations. Subjects studied include plant and soil science, turfgrass: growth and development, cultivation practices in sportsturf, golf course presentation and management, ecology and conservation, construction, drainage and irrigation management. In year three students undertake a major research project within a chosen specialist area of agronomy or sportsturf management. The course also aims to develop transferable and personal skills that are important for employers at this level. These include communication, time management, work prioritisation, critical analysis and report writing. Successful completion of this course should provide opportunities within a wide and varied sportsturf industry, which requires both high levels of educational understanding and practical experience. Applicants wishing to top-up from a Foundation Degree or HND into the final year of the BSc (Honours) course will need to demonstrate skills in research methods at level 2 to enable them to progress smoothly onto the programme. Those applicants whose previous programme of study has not covered research skills at the appropriate level will be asked to complete a bridging module, Research Methods which may be taken during the summer prior to entry onto the course. The module may be studied on-line. List of Modules Year 1 ? Essential Plant Biology: This module aims to provide students with the essential knowledge of plant biology needed to allow successful management of their growth and development. ? Essential Soil Science: The module provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding of soil science, sufficient for students who do not progress to the further study of soil science, to be able to recognise soil properties (in both soil samples and in the field) and their influence on plant growth and development. ? Ecology Conservation and Sportsturf Management: The module will investigate the basic principles of ecology and apply them to areas of conservation value on a sportsturf facility ? Cultural Practices in Sportsturf: This module will provide the student with the underpinning knowledge and allow for the acquisition of skills necessary to achieve the outcome of an effective playing surface. ? Data Handling (half module): The module is intended to introduce students to scientific methodology, experimental philosophy, writing styles, data collection and handling, results presentation techniques and some key statistical methods. ? Principles of Ecology: This module is designed to give the student an appreciation of the specific aspects of plant and animal ecology, and environmental science which are essential to understanding the conservation of biodiversity. ? Plant Cell Biology: Gives a basic knowledge of plant biochemistry and cell function. ? Applied Soil Technology: This module promotes the progression of the student from an understanding of the essential principles of soil science to their application in soil management in a wide range of environments. ? Principles of Mechanisation: The module investigates the basic principles of the machinery and the principles of internal combustion engines. The emphasis will be on efficiency and alternative energy sources in the rural environment to power the equipment. Year 2 ? Golf Course Design and Management: This module aims to assess the trends in golf from an historic and present day perspective through to the predicted future developments, taking into acco

Sportsturf BSc (Hons) Turfgrass Science Myerscough reference: 09BSTGSMYF01P UCAS Code: D444 Course Length: 3 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This three-year course focuses on turfgrass science and agronomy. It covers high levels of technical knowledge in science, management and technology across a range of sportsturf issues. Current research is applied to...

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