• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


If you’re interested in outdoor adventure sports, the art of coaching and the science underpinning human performance, this course offers an inspirational learning experience.

You’ll cover the theoretical, practical and scientific aspects of coaching a variety of adventure sports within different outdoor environments. Climbing, adventure racing, caving, canoeing and kayaking – all will form part of your studies.

The focus is on developing your practical, research and professional skills so that you are fully equipped for a career in an industry which offers boundless opportunities.

Fieldtrips are one of the most exhilarating features of this course. Apart from regular excursions into the Peak District, our students have found themselves mountain biking in Snowdonia, sea cliff climbing on the Gower Peninsula, caving in the Yorkshire Dales, canoeing in Scotland or wild camping in the Lake District.

There may be opportunities to head overseas too. Over the last two years, our students pushed their abilities to the limit with ice climbing in Norway, sport climbing on the Greek island of Kalymnos and kayaking in Slovenia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Research and Academic Skills 
  • Introduction to Adventure Sport Coaching 
  • Introduction to Sport Psychology 
  • Anatomy and Exercise Physiology
  • Coaching and Skill Acquisition 
  • Risk Management in Adventure 
  • Outdoor Research 
  • Principles and Practice of Training 
  • Adventure Sport Coaching - Developing Practice 
  • Optional modules (you must choose three minimum):
  • Inclusive Adventure in the Outdoors 
  • Sport Performance Analysis 
  • Environmental Physiology of Adventure Sport
  • Psychology of Adventure Sport
  • Independent Study 
  • Advanced Coaching 
  • Adventure and Human Endurance
  • Applied Physiology of Adventure Sport
  • Adapted Physical Activity in Adventure 
  • Psychological Wellbeing and the Outdoors.

                                      English Language Requirements

                                      You need the following IELTS score:

                                      • Minimum required score:


                                        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                      Academic Requirements

                                      • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
                                      • GCSE - five GCSE's at grade C or above, including Maths and English
                                      • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
                                      • Cambridge English Scale: B2 
                                      • London Tests of English:  level 4 for undergraduate courses is accepted
                                      • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
                                      • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

                                              Tuition Fee

                                              • International Applies to you

                                                11750 GBP/year
                                                Tuition Fee
                                                Based on the original amount of 11750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                9250 GBP/year
                                                Tuition Fee
                                                Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                              For the part-time version, the only fee available is of 1,155 pounds per module.


                                              • Loan of up to £9,250 to cover tuition fees
                                              • Loans to help with living costs, such as rent and books.
                                              • A Maintenance Loan (for living costs) of up to £8,200 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.
                                              • You won't start repaying your student loans for fees and living costs until you've finished studying and you're earning over £21,000 a year.


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