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MSc Horticulture (Crop Production)

Course Description


This is a modular course for students with a background in plant biology or horticulture, who wish to develop their knowledge of the commercial production and storage of horticulture crops.

Core Modules

* International Crop Production
* Postharvest Physiology and Pathology
* Logistics & Supply Chain Management
* Research Methods
* Personal Development Planning
* Crop Production Technology
* Controlled Environment Agriculture
* Packaging & Product Innovation
* Global Trade and Dissertation.

The course can be completed in one year on a full-time basis. Part-time students can take two-three years to complete the course.

Key Features

* A combination of theory, practical experience and industrial visits
* Development of interpersonal and communication skills
* An international dimension to the course content
* Opportunity to undertake original research in the UK or abroad.

If you would like to find out more about our postgraduate courses please see here: http://www.writtle.ac.uk/Postgraduate-Courses

Career Prospects

Upon completion of the course, graduates have moved into crop production with international growers and management positions with major import/export organisations.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a BSc or equivalent in a horticulture or plant science related topic, but applications are equally welcome from individuals with extensive industrial experience.

Visit the MSc Horticulture (Crop Production) page on the Writtle University College website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Irina Pop

2821.jpg 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.


Elinor Roper Scholarship - Single Award

[[Overview]]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.

Entry Requirements

2.2 in a related subject

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