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About the course

Writtle University College is one of the most famous and well-respected centres for horticultural technology and research. Postgraduate students from the Writtle University College are highly regarded throughout this international industry, and often go on to work on major projects affecting the production, storage and supply of food and fuel crops across the globe.

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

Horticulture MSc

Horticulture is seen as the 'Art, Science, Technology and Business of intensive plant cultivation for human use' (Chartered Institute of Horticulture). It is a range of diverse activities from landscaping through to production of food

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Entry Requirements

This broad based course is designed for those who already have an interest in horticulture 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. There will be opportunities to specialise as the course progresses and the students' knowledge of the subject develops.


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Ali Liaqat

400.jpg I’m from Jammu Kashmir (Pakistan), I wanted to further my knowledge so decided to progress to a Masters course and chose International Horticulture. I wanted to study in the UK due to it being a multi-cultural country, but more importantly because the quality of education is good.

I graduated in 2008 and now work as a Quality Assurance Manager for a fresh produce company, who cover the following areas - production, storage, packaging and marketing of top fruits(apples & pears), soft fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) to the UK’s largest supermarkets.

The teaching staff at the University are excellent. There is also a dedicated International Student Support Officer who helped greatly with general things such as accommodation and visa enquiries, but also to get involved in the social life at Writtle and integrate with other students.


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