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What degree do you need for horticulture?

What degree do you need for horticulture?

Horticulturalists need a bachelor’s degree in plant science, social science, or horticultural studies and a minimum of a master’s degree is needed for field-specific research and teaching positions.

Where can I study horticulture in the UK?

Institutions offering postgraduate horticulture courses include:

  • The University of Edinburgh – MSc Sustainable Plant Health, Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants (available as MSc and PGDip)
  • Harper Adams University – Plant Health and Biosecurity PGCert, Plant Pathology PGCert.

How do I become a horticulturist UK?

You can apply directly if you have experience of things like gardening, horticulture or retail work. You could get trained up on the job or develop your skills through a part-time course. Employers may ask for GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in maths, English and science.

Is horticulture a good career UK?

Keen gardeners and growers of any age will discover developing a career in horticulture can be a rewarding, life-changing move. The horticultural sector is thriving in England and forecast to grow even more over the coming years.

Is gardening a good career UK?

You can earn a salary while developing your professional skills in some of the best historic and botanic gardens that the UK has to offer (including some of ours). Equipped with both practical experience and theoretical know-how you’ve the foundation for a fantastic horticultural career.

Is horticulture a hard degree?

That’s what horticulture is—it’s understanding what you need to do to make it grow and be successful. It’s a hard profession. You have to have a lot of training. Some horticulture is very focused on science—on plant conservation.

How long does it take to complete RHS Level 2?

Study length If needed you have 2 years to complete the course. Many students are able to complete this course in approximately 9-14 months (approx 290 learning hours)*.