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Horticulture, FdSc, Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

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About Horticulture, FdSc - at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

Horticulture is the study of plants and landscapes. This degree focuses on understanding and interpreting the landscape, as well as exploring horticultural production. You will learn to recognise the range of readily available plants, how to manage them and manipulate their natural environment to improve performance and become proficient in using AutoCAD.

Why choose this course?

  • You will benefit from the modern glasshouse complex situated on campus, alongside historic gardens and the country estate.
  • 100% of students on studying FdSc Horticulture full-time were satisfied with their course (NSS 2017).
  • Guest speakers will also hold workshops and activities to showcase the career opportunities available to you. Our latest guest, James Wong, is an ethnobotanist, television presenter and garden designer.
  • You will have the opportunity to become proficient in surveying a site for development, and plotting data both by hand and using AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design).
  • You'll have access to our 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million campus eco-library.
  • This course can provide progression onto the one year BSc (Hons) Horticulture (final year top-up) degree.
  • Brackenhurst campus is home to an entrepreneurial cut-flower business called the Flower Pod, run by the Southwell Care Project and supported by student and staff volunteers.

Find out more on our website.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – DD, excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – PPP; or
  • 48 UCAS Tariff points from two A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies.
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Applicants without A-levels will have their applications assessed for subject compatibility.

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations.

If you are unsure whether the qualifications you have, or are currently studying for, meet the minimum entry requirements for this course, please contact us before submitting an application through UCAS.

The UCAS Tariff

We've created a UCAS Tariff calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

International entry requirements

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

  • For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.
  • If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.

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