Annual applications for the RHS Master of Horticulture (MHort) Award opened on 30 April. The degree-level programme is designed for professional horticulturists who wish to grow their career alongside work or other commitments.
Studied over three years, the MHort provides an affordable and high-quality study experience, which links candidates to a range of professional networks 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 studied online, the programme is flexible, allowing candidates to study from the comfort and safety of home, and in their own time. 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.
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. Holders of the award may use the designation MHort (RHS) after their name.
Applications close on 2 August for October start.