Master your future

by RHS MHort Team

The RHS is the world’s leading gardening charity, and the degree-level Master of Horticulture (MHort) Award has been offered to learners for over 100 years. It is highly regarded in the industry worldwide, and is designed for professional horticulturists looking to advance their knowledge and grow further in their careers.

By the end of the award, successful candidates have an overview of the horticultural industry within a global context. Alongside this, they will have developed improved research, analytical, communication and decision-making skills that will provide a better understanding of horticultural challenges and appropriate management strategies.

Completed over three years, the award provides an affordable and high-quality research experience with exposure to different sectors of the horticultural industry, and provides improved business and managerial skills, both sought after and highly transferable. In the third year, candidates get to write a dissertation linked directly to their own organisation or area of interest.

Mainly completed online, the programme is flexible, allowing candidates to study and grow their career alongside work or other commitments. At under £6k the MHort costs considerably less than degrees, and the RHS have introduced a range of easy payment options, including monthly, to help spread the cost.

Open to candidates from around the world, with graduates from the USA, Hong Kong, China, Australia, Singapore, Europe, and the UK, the award links candidates to a range of professional networks and provides a great opportunity to grow global connections. 

Holders of the award may use the designation MHort (RHS) after their name.

Annual applications open on 29 April 2022 for an October start.

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