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Horticulture degrees abroad

Horticulture is a diverse and dynamic subject that covers the commercial production of fruit, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants. As a horticulture student, you can also study the design and maintenance of parks and gardens, open spaces and other managed landscapes.

The subject has close links to other disciplines including agriculture and plant science, and you will usually cover elements of these when studying horticulture. If you are someone with a keen interest in growing and cultivating plants and want to work with nature then a degree in horticulture could be the ideal program for you.

Horticulture is not widely offered by universities and colleges, so choosing to study abroad could be the best way to find the right program for you. You’ll also get to experience how a different country approaches commercial plant production, while improving your language skills and living in a new environment.

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Horticulture program structure

It is possible to study horticulture as a bachelor’s degree over three or four years, but it is commonly offered as a foundation level program or as a certificate. Some universities also offer a top-up course that can convert a foundation degree into a BSc.

There are a few master’s programs available, but many postgraduate programs are in related subject areas like plant science.

When studying horticulture you can expect to get your hands dirty, and you’ll be taught through a mixture of lectures, field trips, laboratory work and group tutorials. You’ll be assessed via written coursework and essays, exams, and practical assessments.

Exactly what is covered in the program content and curriculum will vary based on the location and university you’re studying at, but here are some of the main topics you can expect to cover:

  • Agronomy
  • Plant production
  • Soil science
  • Botany
  • Classifications and taxonomies
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant pathology
  • Garden management
  • Landscape horticulture

Horticulture study abroad programs

Horticulture undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in horticulture

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    Agricultural Science: Horticulture - BSc University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,548 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,718 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Agricultural Science: Horticulture - BSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,742 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,742 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Horticultural Science - BSAG University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,585 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,966 CAD

    Start date
    July, September, January, May
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    Horticultural Science - BHortSc Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,629 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,770 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
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    Horticulture - BSc University of Minnesota Crookston, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,120 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,120 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in horticulture

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    Horticulture - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Horticulture/Landscape Specialist - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in horticulture

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    Horticulture - Dip Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,684 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,400 NZD

    Start date
    June, January
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    Horticulture and Landscape Technology - Dip Nova Scotia Community College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,625 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,690 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in horticulture

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    Basic Landscape Horticulture - Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Horticulture - Cert Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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Horticulture graduate programs

Master's in horticulture

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    Horticultural Science (Research) - MHSc Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,075 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,500 NZD

    Start date
    June, January
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Diploma in horticulture

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    Horticultural Science - PGDip Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,059 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,200 NZD

    Start date
    June, January
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    Science and Technology: Horticultural Science - PGDip Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,967 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,870 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
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Future horticulture careers

As a horticulture graduate you will be well placed to work in plant production, and there are a wide range of careers you can pursue, including:

  • Plant pathologist
  • Landscape gardener/designer
  • Horticultural technician
  • Plant producer
  • Head gardener
  • Plant breeder
  • Plant geneticist

Many universities will be able to support your career aspirations and connect you with placement opportunities and industry contacts. Another way to improve your career prospects is to broaden your skills at university by joining clubs and societies.