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BSc/BSc (Hons) Applied Horticulture (Top Up) UCAS Code: D415


A ‘top up route’ to a BSc honours degree or BSc ordinary degree, for those who already hold a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification. The programme is designed to be suitable for students progressing from a range of specialisms, including Horticulture, Arboriculture and Sports Surface Management. The early stages of this programme involve the study of current principles which not only provide the tools for critical analysis of existing practices in the horticultural industry, but also ensure that you have an appropriate background for your dissertation.


Modules of Study Include:

• Dissertation
• Research Methods
• Conservation and Restoration
• Applied Sustainable Practices
• Business Leadership and Management
• Social Land Use
• Professional Development (Level 5)
• Plant Pests and Diseases (Level 5)

Elective Modules (select one)

• Urban Forestry and Treescape Management
• Horticultural Science and Technology

Entry Requirements

BSc (Hons) Top Up*
Merit or above in a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or an HND in an appropriate subject.

BSc (Ord) Top Up*
Pass or above in a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or an HND in an appropriate subject.

We welcome external applications with advanced standing and accreditation of prior learning (APEL) which will be discussed upon application.

*Entry to these undergraduate programmes have an expectation of 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above in English, Maths and Science. Applicants without formal qualifications can undertake an initial assessment process. Prospective students will be invited to an applicant day, some students may also be called for an interview.

Further Study

Successful students may be able to progress to MSc or PhD studies in a related subject area.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277