RHS Introduces New Changes to Master of Horticulture Qualification

The Royal Horticultural Society is introducing changes to its Master of Horticulture qualification, to better support students and reflect new developments in the horticulture industry.

From October 2011, students will have access to a new Virtual Learning Environment, establishing an on-line community for students and tutors to share knowledge and learning materials. In addition, the course modules have been redesigned to cover a wider spectrum of skills and interests. New options of Retail Horticulture and The Edible Garden have been introduced, and Amenity Horticulture and Production Horticulture have been made compulsory modules in the first year, to reflect the development of the industry.

The RHS Master of Horticulture is a degree-level, professional, horticultural qualification. Designed for those already working within the profession, the modular structure allows for flexible self-study over a period of three years or more.

Assessed through projects and assignments, students will have access to an Academic Tutor to guide them through the syllabus. Study days will be held at RHS Garden Wisley at the start of each module.

Philip Windle, RHS Head of Horticultural Qualifications and Bursaries, says: We recognise how important it is for students to continue to work whilst studying. These changes will provide our students with even greater levels of support, allowing them to achieve the highest levels of horticultural learning, whilst gaining further horticultural experience and developing their own careers.

For more information see: RHS Master of Horticulture Qualification

 
 

Article posted on 18 Aug 2011.