The degree-level programme offers a unique opportunity for horticulturists to gain managerial and business skills including decision-making, research and communications, helping candidates reach the top levels of the profession or launch a successful business. For the first time the programme, which commences in October, will be fully online from 2023, meaning learning is flexible around full-time work.
The programme is the highest-level award offered by the RHS and is internationally renowned, with applicants from around the world, including Australia, Singapore, South Africa and China, having undertaken the MHort to advance their careers. Recent candidates include professionals working for Painshill Park, Beechgrove Gardens for BBC Scotland, and National Trust Gardens.
The full three-year programme costs less than £6,000, making it a worthwhile investment for experienced horticulturists wanting to grow in their careers and increase their knowledge.
The MHort was updated in 2017 to better meet the needs of horticultural managers around the world, and is continually updated to reflect the changing industry, providing a sound contextual basis of knowledge and allowing learners to specialise in their sector and area of interest.
On 29 June there will be an online event where prospective candidates can learn more about the award. They will have the chance to hear from tutors, plus current candidates and alumni on how the MHort has shaped their career, and there will also be time for questions.
Dr Suzanne Moss, RHS Head of Education and Learning, said:
“The MHort is an exciting and unique way for experienced horticulturists to expand their knowledge in the areas which are most relevant and interesting to them. The award will help take their career to the next level while expanding their network across the UK and worldwide.”
Applications close at 11.55pm on Tuesday 22 August.
For more information and to register for the event please visit www.rhs.org.uk/mhort
or get in touch at [email protected]