Horticulture - Dublin - National Botanic Gardens

SETU - Waterford Campus


Course Name Horticulture - Dublin - National Botanic Gardens
Course Provider SETU - Waterford Campus
Alternative Provider(s) SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code SE507
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7
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Course Content About the course
This is a three year level 7 course delivered with our partners Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture based in the National Botanic Gardens. You will benefit from the skills and expertise of staff and have access to the plant collection.

In Year 2 you will spend a semester on work placement in Ireland or abroad where you will train to be a professional horticulturist.
Subjects Taught Year 1 Modules

Semester 1
Communication Skills & Computer
Horticulture Skills 1
Plant Biology
Plant Knowledge 1
Plant Protection
Soil & Growing Media

Semester 2
Chemistry for Land Scientists
Horticulture Building Construction
Horticulture Mechanisation &
Horticulture Skills 2
Plant Knowledge 2
Plant Propagation
Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Industry constantly requires trained, skilled and knowledgeable horticulturists in the areas of: Growing Fruit and Vegetables, Green keeping, Nursery Stock Production, Craft gardening, Landscaping, Garden Centre Management, Teaching, Landscape Design, Sports ground maintenance, Arboriculture. Further training opens opportunities to research in plant science, pathology, or ecology.

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture.
Further Enquiries Yvonne Grace MSc
E: yvonne.grace@setu.ie
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Points History
Year Points
2022 214
2021 223
2020 0 AQA (All Qualified Applicants)