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Horticulture (Honours)

  • Course Code

    CR_BHORT_8

  • Field of Study

    Horticulture

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

    1st May

Course duration:

1 year

Admission Requirements:

Level 7 qualification in Horticulture with minimum 50% average.

Course summary

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture degree offers student the opportunity to continue their studies preparing them for more advanced entry to business with a higher skill portfolio. Particular focus is being paid to Agri food in terms of fruit, vegetables and flowers for which the Munster region has an identified competitive advantage, while building on the programme currently undertaken by students at CIT and equally offering progression opportunities for graduates from comparable level 7 Horticulture degree programmes.

Department(s)

Accounting & Information Systems

A key partner in this programme is Clonakilty Agricultural College which is locally known as Darrara College and has been involved in agricultural education since it was left to the local parish and later to the state for that purpose in 1905.

The programme focuses in two areas

  • Horticulture Plant Opportunities - commercial activity plus postgraduate opportunities
  • Herbal stream -  focus on application of herbs as from a medicinal or food application.

The Honours degree will also afford graduates the opportunity to pursue relevant level 9 postgraduate study programmes here in Ireland and overseas.


 

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.

Please click here for module information - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture aims to provide graduates with a strong focus on Science and Business as related to Horticulture and agribusiness. Graduates may find themselves working in the established Horticulture or agribusiness area or pursuing relevant postgraduate programmes.  

Particular focus is being paid to Agri food in terms of fruit, vegetables and flowers for which the Munster region has an identified competitive advantage.  

Applications for this course are processed by the Central Applications Office (CAO) - Advanced Entry

 
Please ensure that you include all relevant information that might help us assess your application: 


Transcripts from previous Higher Education

  • A CV with information about relevant previous experience with references
  • A statement of interest. 

 

 

www.cao.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Croke
joseph.croke@cit.ie