Plant production top rated programme 2022

Whoever claimed that plants and business do not mix? In the rapidly changing floral and food industries around the world, there is an increasing demand for managers and advisors with extensive knowledge of innovative techniques in horticulture and plant breeding, as well as a good head for business. Our double bachelor’s degree programme Plant Production prepares you for an exciting career in marketing, business, consultancy or research in the international horticultural sector.

Why this programme?

  • Graduates of this programme will have first-hand knowledge of horticultural practices in the Netherlands, one of the leading EU countries in horticulture and plant breeding.
  • Study at one of the renowned agricultural universities in the Netherlands in the field of agricultural entrepreneurship and in the leading agricultural and agribusiness region of France.
  • This programme is ranked as a Top Rated Programme by the Keuzegids 2021.
  • The programme focuses on applied practical education at our own practice facilities.
  • Get high quality education as measured by international education standards and get a double bachelor’s honours degree.
  • Location: Dronten & Angers (France)
  • European Engineer's Degree
  • Duration: 1,5 years, full-time
  • Language: English
  • Number of credits: 90 ECTS
  • Start date: 1 September
  • Application deadline EU-students: 1 May
  • Application deadline non-EU students: 1 April
  • Tuition fee EU 2022-2023: €2209
  • Tuition fee non-EU 2022-2023: €7676

This is an experience you should have at least once in your life. I wouldn't hesitate to take this course if I were you!

Sklaerenn Hameau

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  • This 3-semester programme will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of plant production, including first-hand knowledge of practices in the Netherlands, one of the leading countries in horticulture and plant breeding in the EU. The programme will take root at Aeres UAS in Dronten (the Netherlands) with excursions to horticultural companies, training in entrepreneurial and innovation competencies and lectures on High tech plant production systems, product quality and crop management.

    In the second semester, at Groupe ESA in Angers, France, you will be attending lectures on genotyping, genetics, crop protection and plant pathology, and going on excursions to various companies in the region.

    Finally, in the third semester, a full-time traineeship during a company placement and an Ingenieur thesis will require of you to ‘eat your greens’, so to speak, i.e. really get to work. However, this preparation for your career in horticulture will certainly be worth your while.

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    • Completion of BTS, DUT, HND or Licence 2 or at least two years of a university programme in a related subject relevant to the study programme (in accordance with 120 ECTS). 
    • A minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognized equivalent, such as the IELTS (level 6.0) or IBT (79).
    • The ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of plant production. Essay writing is part of the admission procedure.
    • Strong motivation for success in the sector.
    • Team spirit and a flexible attitude in an international working environment.
    • Admission to Groupe ESA and Aeres University of Applied Sciences.
    • Tuition fees have been paid to Groupe ESA and Aeres University of Applied Sciences.
    • Sufficient knowledge of French (DEFL certificate) as the lessons during the semester in France are in French.
  • Plant Production is a double degree European Engineer’s Degree (EED) programme that we provide in collaboration with Groupe ESA in Angers, France. On successful completion of the programme, you will be rewarded with a double degree: a bachelor’s degree in  Horticulture and Arable Farming and a ‘Licence Professionelle Agronomie’. Click here for degree comparability information.

    As a bachelor in Horticulture  and Arable Farming, you can further your studies in a master’s degree programme or you can look forward to a career as (for example):

    • An agricultural entrepreneur
    • An advisor in plant production and horticulture
    • An international sales representative
    • A marketer who develops markets and devises marketing strategies for agricultural products
  • This is an experience you should have at least once in your life. I wouldn't hesitate to take this course if I were you!

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