BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Plant Science)

Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and wellbeing. This exciting programme been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, crop production and sustainability.

The programme will provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation.

The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with Duchy College’s nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to research, apply, develop and reflect upon a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and the nursery crop production facility.

As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another horticultural organisation. In the final year you will undertake a piece of novel research for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore contemporary issues that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course. This unique combination of scientific study and practical opportunity set in an intellectually stimulating and friendly environment will inspire you to develop a successful career in the future.

'I have really enjoyed my time at Eden Project Learning. It has reinforced a passion for horticulture, particularly plant pathology. Throughout my course I was able to work closely with lecturers and Eden plant pathologists to develop an exciting research project studying panama disease. Although the degree has provided a solid basis for me to pursue my interests through PhD study, I don’t want to leave!'
Jamie Pike (graduated 2019)

Possible careers

  • Horticultural consultant/scientist/researcher
  • Commercial crop producer (fruit and vegetables)
  • Nursery stock/cut flower producer
  • Specialist propagator
  • Commercial glasshouse manager
  • Horticultural produce retail manager
  • Estate/Municipal parks and gardens manager

Get in touch or apply

Our Programme Managers are happy to answer any course specific queries you might have. Book a call back through the Cornwall College website

For further details about the course including module information and how to apply, visit the Cornwall College course page.