Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

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Bachelor of Science in Horticulture 3 year full time course in Waterford Institute of Technology

What is Horticulture?

Horticulture is a very diverse industry and career opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas, from producing plants for garden centres, working on golf courses, landscaping, through to fruit and vegetable production. Many horticulturists are managers or self-employed and need business as well as horticultural skills.

What is the BSc in Horticulture course?

This is a three year full-time course designed to train professional horticulturists. The course is run in conjunction with Teagasc. Students can choose to study in Waterford at WIT and Teagasc, Kildalton College OR they can study in Dublin at the Teagasc College in the National Botanic Gardens. There are separate CAO codes for the Waterford and Dublin locations.

Kildalton College – WD096

Students on this course study both at WIT and at Kildalton College, Piltown. The laboratory-based scientific and business modules are taken at WIT and the horticulturebased modules are taken at Kildalton. A free bus service operates between Kildalton and WIT.

National Botanic Gardens – WD097

Students on this course will be based in the Teagasc College at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Please note that some modules may be delivered at other Teagasc facilities such as Kinsealy or Ashtown.


In year 2, one semester is spent on placement either in Ireland or abroad. This is an opportunity for you to see and implement the key horticultural skills you have learnt in college


  • Address Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford
  • Phone 051 302000
  • Category Agri/Hort./ Animals
  • Location Waterford City

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