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Course Details

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture

Course code: BN406 Entry Route into programme:
  • Appropriate Bachelor Science in Horticulture
Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: CAO
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  

Minimum Entry Requirements

Holders of an appropriate Bachelor of Science in Horticulture should apply to CAO in the year for which admission is sought. Entry is subject to normal entry requirements

Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1

Final Year Project (Part 1)


Automation in Horticulture or Health, Recreation and Green Infrastructure or Plant Treatment Regulation or Sports Surface Management or Post Harvest Technology or Social & Therapeutic Horticulture

**** Four electives must be selected from Semester 7  

Semester 2

Final Year Project (Part 2)


Environmental Management or Golf Course Design & Management or Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development or Culinary & Medicinal Plants or History & Contemporary Parks & Gardens or Food Product Development 2

*****Four electives must be selected from Semester 2


Note : The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.


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What our students say...

“I chose this course as I liked how the course is varied covering all aspects of horticulture from the basics like ‘soil science’ and ‘plant nutrition’ to ‘start and manage your own business’ and industry placement. The newly constructed horticulture facility is a great resource and has all industry standard equipment such as the new computer controlled irrigation system installed in 2016. In second year, we do work placement which is a fantastic opportunity to experience the commercial reality of life in the horticulture industry. Don’t be afraid of getting your hands
dirty, this is a very practical course that’s not too difficult especially if you are interested in the subject.”

Shane Halpin
Horticulture Student

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