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Outdoor Education

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Holyrood Campus

Content

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 outdoor education. 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, winter hillwalking, a teaching placement/practicum, and an expedition), which provides a broad base for a professional career in outdoor education. The Masters extends this further still with a dissertation and associated research methods course.

You will develop your intellectual skills through critically assessing theoretical, professional, and academic issues surrounding outdoor education, while honing transferable skills such as environmental literacy and oral communication. You will also expand your understanding and personal practice of outdoor education through a range of professional development activities.

You can exit after 1 - 2 years with PgCert Outdoor Education.

You can exit after 2 years with PgDip Outdoor Education.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, as well as outdoor education experience.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

12-30 months

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Moray House School of Education

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk