• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Based at a working outdoor centre, this is a dynamic course bringing together exciting hands-on learning, theoretical knowledge, practical skills and research experience.
This programme will equip you to lead a range of outdoor activities, supervise client groups, organise and develop outdoor courses, and manage outdoor centre facilities. Through practical leadership and coaching scenarios, you’ll progress from instructor to course co-ordinator to centre manager level as you gain more experience on the course.
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 and kayaking in Slovenia.
The partnerships across the outdoor and adventure industry could help you secure a work placement or internship, so that you can put your learning into practice in the working environment.
In your final year, you’ll undertake an independent study on a topic of your choice and present your findings at our annual student research conference. This experience enhances your research, communication and presentation skills – all of which will serve you well in your future career.

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
  • Leadership of the Adventure Experience
  • Introduction to the Natural Environment
  • Philosophical and Cultural Perspectives of Adventure
  • Introduction to Outdoor Adventure
  • Risk Management in Adventure.
  • Outdoor Research
  • Approaches to Programme Leadership and Management
  • Applied Coaching Practice
  • Outdoor Experiential Education
  • Outdoor Conservation
  • Inclusive Adventure in the Outdoors.
  • Adventurous Journeys
  • The Outdoor Classroom
  • Mountain Ecology
  • Adapted Physical Activity in Adventure.
  • Independent Study
  • Management of the Adventure Experience.

                                  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 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths and English.
                                  • IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).
                                  • 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 the 1,155 pounds per module which is solely addressed to the UK/EU students.


                                            • 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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