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Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture

Holders of an appropriate Bachelor of Science in Horticulture. Entry is subject to normal entry requirements.

BSc (Hons) Horticulture This course is suitable for you if you wish to make a sustainable, positive impact on the environment, while being active and outdoors in nature, caring for landscapes, parks, open spaces and the urban public realm. It examines and responds to growing concerns about the quality of our food and the environmental cost of its production. If you’re artistic and creative there is culinary and medicinal plants, and food product development, while in social and therapeutic horticulture you develop the skills to guide clients in the therapeutic potential of horticulture and the natural environment. If you’re entrepreneurial in your approach to horticulture, entrepreneurship and enterprise development gives you the platform and skills to bring your unique ideas to life.

In this programme, you’ll gain a thorough knowledge of horticulture science, encompassing life sciences, the chemical and physical sciences, and the mathematical and statistical techniques involved data analytics and in designing research experiments in mixed methods research dissertation.

Our hands-on teaching approach will give you opportunities to develop skills through real-life practical projects engaging with real life problem solving, while specialising in areas that interest you most.

IT Requirements:

MEDIUM spec (minimum) (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes). MS Windows 10 based laptops are recommended.

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On completion of the L8 Honours programme, students avail of a variety of opportunities with the OPW, Local authorities public realm, working  as parks and landscape officers, contract managers with large landscape firms, some work in nurseries, gardens centres others in the Therapeutic Horticulture sector, while others choose an entrepreneurial route.

  • Organic and Conventional Food Production
  • Parks and Garden Management
  • Landscape Design
  • Teaching Horticulture
  • Retail Horticulture
  • Nurseries
  • Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in Horticulture
Year 1
  • Final Year Project
  • Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Culinary and Medicinal Plants
  • Historic and Contemporary Parks and Gardens
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
Year 2
  • Environmental management
  • Health Recreation and Green Infrastructure
  • Plant Treatment Regulation
  • Food Product Development
  • Final Year Project

One half day per week on campus (Year 1 Thursday, Year 2 Wednesday), 3 evening lectures (2 hrs.), 3 Full day field trips per semester, scheduled Mon - Saturday.

Applications are now open. Apply Online

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


2 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2024



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Year 1: €1,909.50
Year 2: €1,909.50

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