Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education

University of Edinburgh


Holyrood Campus


Unique in Europe, and one of only a few in the world, this internationally respected MSc programme offers you the chance to develop a holistic approach to outdoor education with a specific emphasis on environmental and sustainability education. This programme will prepare you for a career in which you will facilitate learning that focuses on themes of environmental, sustainability, and ecological education.

There are three possible exit levels: Certificate (60 credits), Diploma (120 credits), or Masters (180 credits). The Certificate programme provides a broad theoretical coverage of the field of study. The Diploma extends this with further academic study and a Professional Development Programme (involving field courses, such as a canoe descent of the River Spey, introduction to group leadership and navigation techniques, a teaching placement/practicum, and a group project), which provides a broad base for a professional career in outdoor environmental and sustainability education. The Masters extends this further still with a dissertation.

You can exit at the end of 6 months with PgCert Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education.

You can exit at the end of 12 months with PgDip Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.

Your application may also be considered if you have relevant employment or experience. Contact the university to check before you apply.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

15 months


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Education and Sport (Moray House School of Education)

SCQF Level