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Full time September MSc Full-time: 1 year

About the course

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Horticulture is the science, technology, art and business of cultivating and using plants to improve human life. Horticulturists and Horticultural Scientists create global solutions for safe, sustainable, nutritious food and healthy, restorative and beautiful environments.

The MSc Horticulture caters for early career graduates working or intending to work in the global dynamic horticulture production and supply industry. It is designed for students who wish to acquire greater expertise in horticulture, mature students and career changers, and draws on the academic expertise available in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

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Entry Requirements

- Applicants must hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent in a biological, environmental, agricultural or related science degree.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent (DB06 Global Engagement Partnership Masters Pathway).

- Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information View Website


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Zian Tang

I participated in the MSc Horticulture at UCD as a joint programme between Yangzhou University (YZU) and UCD and am very glad I did. UCD is a very reputable college in Ireland. The people are very friendly and the campus is fantastic. The course has a wide range of subjects and several practical courses. I found the tutorials offered by the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science College benefited me a lot.
In UCD, you can join many communities and activities to make friends. The students are really nice. From the Pre- Master course, we learned the skill of essay writing with the support of teachers. UCD is a perfect place to study and carry out research.

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