Horticulture - Writtle University College




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Undergraduate Horticulture Courses

The world of horticulture is an incredibly diverse place! By studying with us you will learn about the science behind plants and their importance to our planet. Our practical courses mean you gain extensive experience with hands-on learning so you're ready for future employment.

Why you should study Horticulture at WUC...

  1. We have an established reputation in the horticulture industry for producing highly employable graduates who have the necessary attributes to succeed in a growing and dynamic industry.

  2. Our horticulture courses are endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.

  3. We have respected teaching experts who engage with the industry to provide you with the latest knowledge and insight into horticultural practices.

  4. You will be able to participate in industry visits as part of your course, including trips in the UK to places such as RHS Hyde Hall and Wisley Gardens, Kew Gardens, as well as an overseas study tour and visits.

  5. We provide a green environment with extensive landscape and plant collections for you to explore during your studies, as well as dedicated research glasshouses and laboratories to further your knowledge and research.

  6. Our course content reflects our experience of teaching and supporting students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

  7. You will benefit from our links with industry and be encouraged to apply for horticultural scholarships, travel bursaries, internships and work placements in order to enrich your learning experience.

  8. You will have the opportunity to explore the science of plants in a laboratory, the application of technology to horticulture, learn about the care of plants and help answer present and future challenges facing horticulturists in the 21st century.

  9. You will be able to develop and enhance your own interests and specialism within horticulture as part of your course.

  10. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills within our courses and this is demonstrated through a Writtle Skills Award which recognises your practical abilities and confidence in order to boost your employment prospects.