The Master of Horticulture is the Royal Horticultural Society’s most prestigious professional horticultural qualification. It is of degree level, and holders of the award may use the designation MHort (RHS) after their name.
Designed primarily for those already working within the profession, the modular structure allows for flexible self-study over a period of three years. Students will work as a member of a module group.
The Master of Horticulture Award is made following successful completion of the following eight modules:
- M-1 - Amenity Horticulture
- M-2 – Production Horticulture
- M-3 - Operational Business Management
- M-4 – Horticulture 1 – Choose one from:
M-4a - Gardens and Designed Landscapes
M-4b - Urban Landscapes
M-4c - Production Horticulture
- M-5 – Horticulture 2 – Choose one from:
M-5a – World Horticulture
M-5b - Retail Horticulture
M-5c – The Edible Garden
- M-6 - Strategic Management in Horticultural Business Environments
- M-7 - Technical Competence Assessment
- M-8 - Dissertation
The minimum requirement of entry is that candidates must have at least four years of full-time work experience in a professional horticultural environment, one of which should be in a supervisory role or a position of relevant responsibility as well as a full level 3 qualification in horticulture, such as the RHS Level 3 Diploma or a National Diploma.
Interested candidates are advised to contact RHS Qualifications to discuss their qualifications and experience if there are not sure they meet the entry requirements.
The assessment process is varied and stimulating, consisting of Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA’s), written examination papers and a dissertation. There is also a two-day technical competence assessment held at RHS Garden Wisley, where students work on a variety of challenging and realistic exercises.
Students will have access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) giving them direct access to their Academic Tutor and fellow module students.
Academic Tutors launch their modules via a workshop help at Wisley, where you will be able to meet your fellow students.
Programme Manager support is also available.
Master of Horticulture
RHS Garden Wisley
Tel. 01483 212335
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