RHS master of horticulture

DUE TO CHANGES IN RHS RULES THIS QUALIFICATION CAN NOW ONLY BE STUDIED IN THE UK

This is an exceptional qualification designed primarily for those already working within the profession. Its modular structure allows for flexible self-study over a period of three years or more.

A highly regarded degree in horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society, holders of the award may use the designation MHort (RHS) after their name.

This course is a horticultural management qualification for anyone holding a diploma or higher, in horticulture or a related discipline (or equivalent).

Course Work - we supply more than just self guided studies and mentoring from tutors. The program involves working through a series of 100 hour correspondence courses aligned with the RHS curriculum.

You will undertake lots of practical work, submit routine assignments and receive regular feedback on your progress from our team of experienced and highly qualified horticulturists, lead by our own Colin Elliott.

 

The qualification is awarded upon satisfactorily completing assessments in eight modules, which are conducted by the RHS. The final Practical Assessments and Dissertation may need to be examined in the UK (so students should plan to make a visit to the UK at the end of their course to undertake the final assessments). Other theoretical exams can be undertaken anywhere in the world.

Assessments are mostly closed book exams, but also include some face to face assessments. Closed book exams can be arranged to be sat in most parts of the world. Face to face assessments are undertaken in the UK.

Fees for these assessments are payable to the RHS and are in addition to fees levied by the institution with whom you study.

The exams cannot be attempted unless the student has first been registered with the RHS as a candidate for the qualification. Therefore before an enrolment can be finalised, you must first apply to the RHS.

The Academy can assist with this (for an additional fee) or you can apply direct, providing proof of registration before enrolling with us.

 

The RHS has broken this course into eight modules, each with a nominal duration of 200 hours.

The Garden Design Academy has created 14 modules, each 100 hours duration, so you complete two Academy modules to satisfy each RHS module.

The final module is a 200 hour dissertation, which can only be attempted upon completing all other modules.

First year modules must be completed before second, and second before third but work can be paced faster or slower according to your capacity and time available.

Modules may be undertaken for credits toward other Academy courses if you wish; an additional Academy exam may be required however.


Course content:

First Year

RHS MODULE

(You are assessed by the RHS in these)

Academy MODULES

(You study these with the Academy to prepare for the RHS Assessments)

Module 001

Horticulture and Research

  • Horticulture and Research I
  • Horticulture and Research II

Module 002

Options: Module 002A (Amenity Horticulture) or Module 002B (Production Horticulture)

  • Amenity Horticulture I (Nature & Scope of Amenity Horticulture)
  • Amenity Horticulture II (Planning for Amenity Horticulture)

Module 003

Management Case Study

  • Operational Business Management I (Economics, Planning and Marketing)
  • Operational Business Management 2 (Legal, Contractual & Staff Management)

Second Year

RHS MODULE

(You are assessed by the RHS in these)

Academy MODULES

(You study these with the Academy to prepare for the RHS Assessments)

Module 004

A written assessment

  • The Role of Horticulture in Modern World
  • Horticulture and Technology in Modern World

Module 005

Options: Module 005A (Gardens and Designed Landscapes) or Module 005B (Urban Landscapes) or Module 005C (Production Horticulture 3)

  • Garden History and Managing Notable Gardens OR
  • Significance of Green Landscapes in Urban Design and Management of Green Landscapes in Urban Environments OR
  • Critical Assessment of New Technologies for Crop Production and Critical assessment of New Post Production Technologies and Practices

Module 006

Strategic Management in Horticultural Business Environments

  • Organisational Management of Horticultural Business
  • Marketing Management of Horticultural Business

Module 007

Technical Competence Assessment

  • Advanced Horticulture Practices I
  • Advanced Horticulture Practices II

Third Year

Module 8 - Dissertation (The dissertation proposal is submitted prior to completing module 7)


We would be happy to provide further details for each of the above Academy modules. Please email if further information is required and to start the RHS registration process.

The choice of options and the focus on both operational and strategic management within horticulture, offers career development for those holding, or aspiring to, senior positions in the profession. The RHS Master of Horticulture is the ultimate qualification and respected throughout the horticultural world.



DUE TO CHANGES IN RHS RULES THIS QUALIFICATION CAN NOW ONLY BE STUDIED IN THE UK


 

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