Writtle College

Introduction

As one of the longest-established specialist land-based Colleges in the UK, we offer our international students an opportunity to study a range of high quality and inspirational academic programmes with Bachelors, Masters and Research Degrees.

Established in 1893, Writtle College has valued and nurtured its international links and is held in high regard by related industries worldwide for providing highly skilled and knowledgeable students for their chosen sectors as well as being at the forefront of research and consultancy. Our extensive portfolio of courses gives you the opportunity to study at Further Education or Higher Education levels, from Foundation and Honours degrees through to Masters and PhD research programmes.

Among the subject choices are Equine, Veterinary Physiotherapy, Animal Science, Sport, Agriculture, Conservation, Horticulture, Professional Floristry, Art & Design, and Landscape Architecture & Garden Design. Writtle benefits of a safe and beautiful campus setting and yet is close to all the amenities of the City of Chelmsford and just a 35-minute train journey away from the heart of the UK’s Capital, London.

Accommodation
Writtle College has on-site accommodation for around 400 students, which creates a campus with a lively, community atmosphere. Many students are keen to live on campus as it is easier to settle in and all the facilities – such as the launderette, restaurants and bar, sports centre, library and computer services – are close at hand.

English language requirements
If you do not have English as a first language, you will normally be required to demonstrate an IELTS overall score (or equivalent) of:

  • 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in all elements for a Further Education course
  • 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in all elements for a Foundation degree, Higher Certificate or Higher Diploma
  • 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements for a degree
  • 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements for a postgraduate degree

If you have lower scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course, which can lead to entry to the appropriate programme of study.
English support is also offered to international students whose first language is not English. In-sessional English courses are free and help with skills such as assignment writing and general English language and culture. Individual tutorial support is also available as required.

Non-EU (International) Student Fees

For 2016/17 entry the fees for non-EU students are as follows:

  • Certificate or Diploma courses at Level 3: £9,000 per year
  • Bachelor degrees, Foundation degrees and Higher Certificates: £10,700 per year
  • Postgraduate taught and research degrees: £11,500

UK/EU (Home) Student Fees

For 2016/17 entry the fees for UK/EU (Home) students are as follows:

  • Bachelor degrees, Foundation degrees and Higher Certificates: £9,000 per year*
  • Postgraduate taught and research degrees: £5,500

*£1,500 Subject Scholarship available for the following courses:
BSc Hons Sport & Exercise Performance Foundation degree FdSc Cycling Performance Diploma of Higher Education Sports & Exercise Performance

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA by Dissertation in Art and Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford + 1 more

MA by Dissertation in Art & Design is designed to help students review, develop and progress their practice as an artist or designer. [+]

Why study an MA by Dissertation in Art & Design?

MA by Dissertation in Art & Design is designed to help students review, develop and progress their practice as an artist or designer. The course has been created to enhance the breadth and depth of students’ artistic abilities and capacities for self-direction and professionalism. It will allow students to develop an individual practice and engender the required excellence to successfully become a creative professional.

Who is the course for?

The MA by Dissertation in Art and Design is for those with art and/or design degrees or related Honours qualifications. These include, for example: fine art, graphic design, illustration, interactive media, networked media, architecture, interior, landscape and garden design, and art history. Students may choose to progress straight from their undergraduate studies or return to their studies after a period of work. As a non-taught postgraduate degree, the MA by Dissertation offers students the opportunity to identify and refine an area of research within an open studio culture of debate and practice led by established practicing artists, curators, theorists and art historians. A portfolio of work and CV are required, together with a letter addressing research interests and reasons for applying.... [-]


MA Garden Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford + 1 more

The MA in Garden Design aims to provide an integration of the creativity of art and design with the core knowledge of ecology, landscape and garden theory, history, technology, restoration and the understanding of the theoretical and applied levels of knowledge and practice in garden design. [+]

*Subject to revalidation

Garden design is a rich and diverse interdisciplinary and collaborative discipline spanning the traditions of arts and sciences. The MA in Garden Design aims to provide an integration of the creativity of art and design with the core knowledge of ecology, landscape and garden theory, history, technology, restoration and the understanding of the theoretical and applied levels of knowledge and practice in garden design. MAGD is a progression and a compliment to the undergraduate Landscape and Garden Design (LGD) course in the School of Design at Writtle College. The MA is intended to take the next steps in developing theory and practice of garden design by providing more advanced perspectives and applications to the undergraduate course. Garden design focuses on the meaning of gardens, theory and history of gardens, conservation and restoration of gardens, and rural and urban social, economic and ecological contexts. The MAGD is part of the School of Design and part of the overall postgraduate design programme that includes Landscape Architecture. ... [-]


MA Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford + 1 more

The Landscape Architecture course engages in this method of teaching by organising its professional programmes through lectures, seminars, studio and site visits as a critical combination for learning. [+]

*Subject to revalidation

Upon completion of study in the Landscape Architecture programme, students will be able to:

Develop advanced theoretical and applied constructs in landscape architecture, garden and environmental design. Develop and apply a sustainable landscape systems approach to policy, planning, design, and management of landscape. Develop and apply innovative environmental and sustainable design theories, processes, and solutions for public and private landscapes and urban and rural planning and design. Apply research methodologies in a landscape architecture context to garden design, environmental design, rural and urban planning and design, open space design, landscape assessment and geographic information systems (GIS) and sustainable design in the built environment. Critically evaluate the intrinsic and extrinsic values and elements of landscape condition, structure, process and change in response to social, cultural, economic and ecological influences. Communicate design thinking and solutions through a range of media to a diverse range of recipients. ... [-]

MSc

MSc Animal Welfare and Conservation

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford

This is an advanced course for students who want to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the biology, welfare and conservation of domesticated and wild animals managed for production or leisure. [+]

This is an advanced course for students who want to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the biology, welfare and conservation of domesticated and wild animals managed for production or leisure.

Course Modules

Information about each module can be viewed by clicking on the module title within the table below.

SEMESTER ONE

Research Methods (Postgraduate) Animal Genetic Resources Nutritional Issues in Animal Welfare Wildlife Resources SEMESTER TWO Current Issues in Animal Science Animal Behaviour Animal Ethics and Welfare Animal Protection and Habitat Conservation SUMMER

Taught Masters Degree - Dissertation

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MSc Arable Crop Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford + 1 more

This course will appeal to individuals who wish to become practitioners in the arable crop management field; farm managers, agronomists and land owners with a responsibility for growing field-scale combinable, root and alternative crops for a commercial market. [+]

*Subject to revalidation

The scheme will provide students with the opportunity to:

Acquire the business acumen required to manage a successful arable farm Develop a thorough knowledge of crop protection methods and issues Understand and apply knowledge relating to farm sustainability issues, including soil, water and energy Identify and evaluate trends and new developments for crops in the 21st century Assess and discuss the likely effect of environmental stress on temperate and world crops Study during quiet periods in the farming year, enabling students to work and gain an award Course Modules

Information about each module can be viewed by clicking on the module title within the table below. ... [-]


MSc Horticulture (Crop Production)

Campus Full time 1 - 3  August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford

This is a broadening course for students with a basic grounding in plant biology, who want to develop their knowledge of commercial crop production and the postharvest handling of horticultural crops. [+]

The scheme will provide students with the opportunity to:

Study to an advanced level the techniques used for the production and postharvest handling of horticultural crops and the underlying mechanisms which determine and limit these techniques Develop a thorough knowledge of the horticultural business environment and marketing processes concerned with the trade of horticultural produce Apply research methodology and information technology to horticultural practice Identify and critically evaluate important trends and developments within the horticultural industry Identify the needs of national and international communities, and reconcile these with the aims and objectives of specific horticultural organisations Who is the Course for ... [-]

MSc Livestock Production Science

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford

This specialist Masters course is primarily aimed at people who want to gain a competitive edge in the areas of sustainable livestock production, health, nutrition and welfare. [+]

Writtle College is pleased to offer a new and revised MSc in Livestock Production Science. This specialist Masters course is primarily aimed at people who want to gain a competitive edge in the areas of sustainable livestock production, health, nutrition and welfare. Writtle College can draw on over 120 years of experience in training livestock managers to ensure that this MSc will offer you the expert knowledge and skills required to pursue a leading career in livestock management, development, advisory work and research, at national or international levels.

The programme has been specifically updated to ensure that course content is in line with the latest industry research, principles and practices. Exciting new modules that have been introduced include sustainable livestock production, animal genetic resources, livestock health and welfare management. Other revised modules include animal nutrition science, livestock feeds & rationing and advanced animal production.... [-]


MSc Postharvest Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford + 1 more

This is an advanced course for students from a broad range of biological disciplines, who want to develop an in-depth understanding of the way fresh horticultural produce must be handled. [+]

The scheme will provide students with the opportunity to:

Study to an advanced level the techniques used for the postharvest handling of horticultural crops and the underlying mechanisms which determine and limit these techniques Develop a thorough knowledge of the fresh horticultural produce business environment and marketing processes concerned within the trade of horticultural produce Apply research methodology and information technology to postharvest horticultural practice Identify and critically evaluate important trends and developments within the horticultural industry Identify the needs of national and international communities, and reconcile these with the aims and objectives of specific postharvest technology organisations Course Modules ... [-]

MSc Sustainable Land Management under Global Change

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford + 1 more

The MSc Sustainable Land Management under Global Change course provides the opportunity to embed a shared, more holistic and integrative philosophy of environmental sustainability. It embraces the principles and values presented in both global and national policy and guidelines and takes on board the concept of “think globally, act locally”. [+]

It is widely recognised that there is a need to protect and enhance the environment in a rapidly changing world. Ecosystems provide many benefits but through human intervention, have declined more rapidly and extensively in recent times than previously. The direct drivers for changes include habitat loss, climate change, over-exploitation, invasive species, and pollution, which themselves are underpinned by indirect drivers, notably demographic, economic, socio-political, science and technological, and cultural and religious factors. Increased degradation of the natural environment and the associated ecosystem services requires innovative and adaptive management strategies.

Sustainable land management is a challenging multi-disciplinary field, and an effective manager requires a good knowledge and understanding of the scientific, policy and legislative frameworks as well as sound people and project management skills.... [-]


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