Coventry University

Coventry University

Social and Therapeutic Horticulture

Social and therapeutic horticulture is the purposeful use of horticultural activities to promote health and well-being and facilitate social inclusion. This exciting new course is designed to offer people, who are working in horticulture or therapy, the opportunity to further develop their skills in social and therapeutic horticulture. They will also reflect upon, debate and critique their current practice. The course will provide students nationally and internationally with a unique opportunity to gain specialist knowledge and skills in social and therapeutic horticulture.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2.2 undergraduate degree in health, social care, education or horticulture. Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. Note that applicants will need to organise their own work-based learning in a horticultural project in the UK. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Course modules

Modules include: social and therapeutic horticulture (diversity of theory and practice); the expert practitioner (a practical analysis); nature assisted practice; evaluating social and therapeutic horticulture in practice; research methodology, designs and methods; data analysis; dissertation.

Assessment methods

You are assessed in a variety of ways both in groups and individually. You will have a combination of practical, presentation and written assessments. These may include group and conference style presentations, reflective critiques, an online annual report and action plan, project report writing and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,635 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,635 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,431 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,635 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,635 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,635 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coventry University Coventry CV1 5FB West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Health and Social Care Unit
Telephone number: 
024 7679 5388