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  Crop Production (Horticulture) MSc

Writtle University College    Postgraduate School

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time
Agriculture (1) Biological Sciences (4)

About the course

Students studying at Writtle University College will have access to the Research glasshouse, farms and the postharvest unit which undertakes research and trials in conjunction with commercial companies.

This provides the opportunity to study a range of crops relevant to the chosen area of horticulture or agriculture.

Students will examine crop growing using resources at the University and through visits to growers and post harvest facilities; they will develop an understanding of the supply chain from the field through to sale. Together with visiting speakers from industry, this develops students' awareness of the latest trends and research in industry.

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Entry Requirements

The course is designed for those who already have an interest in crop production as well as those who wish to develop or update their existing knowledge.

Applicants will normally be graduates in agriculture, horticulture, engineering, biosciences, geography, business and economics or will have extensive relevant industrial experience.

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Student Profile

Irina Pop

I focused more on the postharvest side of the course as it was an eye-catching module; everything was new to me and I found it really interesting. The module tutor was really inspiring, with lots of knowledge in research, and the course was also strongly linked to the industry with up-to-date information. I felt inspired and motivated.

My current job, Postharvest Technical Manager in a fresh produce packaging production company, takes me around the world. I get to meet growers, packers and retailers in different cultures and backgrounds, combining work with pleasure and also still learning a lot.



If you have a "conditional offer" the scholarship will only be awarded if the conditions are met.
Any applicant who defers entry will have to submit a new application for the academic year their studies will commence.

Current Writtle College students are not eligible to apply.

The value of the scholarship will be deducted from the tuition fee invoice.

It will be a condition of the scholarship that the successful applicant agrees to provide a student profile detailing their experience on the programme to be used in publications for the purpose of marketing Writtle College and/or inclusion in the "College Alumni Association" publication.
This can either be on a full-time or part-time basis.

Value of Scholarship(s)



One £1,000 scholarship awarded for Taught Master's programme in Crop Production or Post Harvest Technology.

All applicants must be Home students and will need to apply by completing the relevant application form

Application Procedure

The application must include a written statement of between 500 – 800 words detailing the value the applicant expects to gain from study on the Master’s programme and the way in which they anticipate using the experience after graduation to further their chosen career.

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