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Part Time BSc (Hons) Arboriculture On-Line Final Year Direct Entry

Myerscough College

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Arboriculture BSc (Hons) Arboriculture On-Line Final Year Direct Entry Myerscough reference: 09BSARBMYO01P Course Length: 2 years part-time (specific duration will depend upon individual progress) Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course The On-line final year direct entry BSc (Hons) Degree in Arboriculture is designed to enable students to achieve a full honours degree qualification in arboriculture through part-time study at a distance from the host educational establishment. High levels of employment at management and consultancy levels in the arboriculture industry mitigate against traditional modes of attendance for those currently employed and this qualification will help to overcome this barrier to access and participation. The On-line final year direct entry BSc (Hons) in Arboriculture offered by Myerscough College is the first of its type and makes the Honours Degree accessible to students regardless of location or nationality. It provides the opportunity to study from wherever the candidate is based and has access to the internet. The course covers high levels of technical knowledge in science, management and technology across a range of arboricultural issues and applies current research to develop a strategic approach to the management of trees and their environment. The course also aims to develop transferable and personal skills that are important for employers at this level, including communication, time management, work prioritisation, critical analysis and report writing. The course is focused around web based learning material on the Myerscough College Online Learning Network (MOLLNET). Online tutorials are an important element of the course, enabling students from a wide geographic area to gain an Honours Degree qualification without having to live in close proximity to the College. Fees Part time HE ?260 per module Online Part time HE ?335 per module 10 credit half module ?130 per module 10 credit half module online ?167.50 per module List of Modules Year 1 ? 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 oral communication skills. ? Management of Tree Hazards: This module is designed to give you experience of the process of inspection and an appreciation of the biotic and abiotic factors that contribute to tree failure and familiarisation with strategies for tree hazard management and abatement. Year 2 ? Urban Forest Management: This module emphasises a planned, systematic and integrated approach to Urban Forest Management and whilst recognising the importance of arboriculture, this module will encourage the development of a multi-discipline approach. ? 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. Assessments Students will face a variety of assessments including technical and professional reports, individual presentations, laboratory/practical reports, essays, literature reviews, extended project reports, case studies and open book examinations. Possible Careers / Jobs The arboriculture industry has seen a significant increase in demand for skilled professionals at this l

Arboriculture BSc (Hons) Arboriculture On-Line Final Year Direct Entry Myerscough reference: 09BSARBMYO01P Course Length: 2 years part-time (specific duration will depend upon individual progress) Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course The On-line final year direct entry BSc (Hons) Degree in Arboriculture is designed to enable students to achieve a full honours degree qualification...

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