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Master of Urban Horticulture (MC-URBHORT)

Masters (Coursework)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Burnley)

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Award titleMaster of Urban Horticulture
Year & campus2019 — Burnley
CRICOS code061121G
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 9
Credit points200 credit points
Duration24 months full time or 48 months part time

The Master of Urban Horticulture (Coursework) was developed specifically for those seeking professional employment or developing research careers in urban horticulture and landscape management. There is a focus on the design, implementation and management of urban landscapes. Employment opportunities can be found in a variety of settings including arboricultural services and tree management, urban parks and public open space, revegetation and restoration, residential landscape design, landscape and asset management, landscape construction and services and in nursery and greenhouse management. Upon completion of the course students can progress to PhD studies at the University of Melbourne. Whilst it is beneficial for students to have some experience in the horticultural industry it is not essential to have previous employment to gain entry to the course. There are different pathways for students depending on the previous studies completed. The course has excellent linkages and contacts to the urban horticulture industry, adding to the currency and relevancy of the study experience, but also building employment opportunities for the future.

The Master of Urban Horticulture is a graduate coursework program of 200 points completed over two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. Offered primarily at the Burnley and Parkville campuses subjects are offered using semester long, intensive or online delivery modes to give students flexibility. Core studies are completed in the areas of plant production and establishment, horticultural science, urban soil and vegetation and landscape management as well as science and business tools subjects. Discipline electives include social and therapeutic horticulture, urban food production, garden design, urban tree management and green infrastructure subjects as well as a research project. Elective subjects to complement your degree are available from across the university.

Note: Graduates from relevant Honours programs or from the Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture can apply for up to 100 points credit into the Masters program.