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Horticulture / Gairneoireacht

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Holders of an appropriate Bachelor of Science in Horticulture should apply to CAO in the year for which admission is sought. Entry is subject to normal entry requirements. 

Current TU Dublin Horticulture students can undertake this course in a part-time mode, email registration.blanchardstown@tudublin.ie to make an application.

This course is suitable for you if you wish to make a sustainable, positive impact on the environment; to respond to growing concerns about the quality of our food and the environmental cost of its production; to be active and outdoors, caring for landscapes, parks or golf courses, or if you’re artistic and creative and interested in landscape design, or in the natural environment and its wellbeing potential. You’ll gain a thorough knowledge of horticulture science, encompassing life sciences, the chemical and physical sciences, and the mathematical and statistical techniques involved in designing experiments and data analytics.

Our hands-on teaching approach will give you opportunities to develop skills through real-life practical projects, often engaging with local community groups to design and build gardens to a brief and within a set budget.  In Year 4, you’ll be able to specialise in areas that interest you most.

The duration of this course is 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

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.

Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website www.heanet.ie/store

  • Organic and Conventional Food Production
  • Parks and Garden Management
  • Landscape Design
  • Golf Course Management
  • Stadia Grounds-Keeping
  • Teaching Horticulture
  • Retail Horticulture
  • Nurseries
  • Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in Horticulture

Semester 1

  • Final Year Project (Part 1)


  • Automation in Horticulture
  • Health, Recreation and Green Infrastructure
  • Plant Treatment Regulation
  • Sports Surface Management
  • Post Harvest Technology
  • Social & Therapeutic Horticulture

Four electives must be selected 

Semester 2 

  • Final Year Project (Part 2)


  • Environmental Management
  • Golf Course Design & Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
  • Culinary & Medicinal Plants
  • History & Contemporary Parks & Gardens
  • Food Product Development 1
  • Food Product Development 2

Four electives must be selected 

The electives listed are indicative since they depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.

Advanced Entry/Add On Course

On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


1 year, 2 years



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