B.A. On Campus

Outdoor Education and Learning

The University of the Highlands and Islands

48 months
12360 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


We offer a bachelor degree in Outdoor Education and Learning at The University of the Highlands and Islands. This honours degree, which focusses wholly on using the outdoors in education and learning, combines theory and practice to support you in becoming a truly rounded outdoor educator.


This Outdoor Education and Learning program at The University of the Highlands and Islands, you will explore how outdoor activities and learning opportunities can nurture and support participants to develop and grow. You will also gain an understanding of education systems and how to design and instruct accredited outdoor experiences.

These experiences could be early years outdoor learning sessions, school outdoor learning activities through to expeditions or residential ventures, all of which you will gain practical experience of within the degree.

Special features

  • Opportunities for practical experiences and placement opportunities
  • Options to study a range of subjects including: the outdoor classroom, outdoor learning with a Scottish context, bushcraft, residential outdoor education, mountains and morphology and many more
  • Strong links with and benefit from the recognition of the degree from industry
  • Support to complete outdoor National Governing Body Awards (NGBs)
  • Study in an area with abundant natural resources providing one of the best outdoor classroom environments 

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Outdoor design and safety management
  • Current outdoor practice
  • Environmental education
  • Residential outdoor education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade C or above
  • You will also be expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to practical outdoor education/activities, and preferably have an interest in a professional career in the outdoor sector.
  • Personal practical outdoor experience is advantageous but not essential.
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12360 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Eu: £1,820


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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