Spend three years with like-minded enthusiasts, developing your career in the outdoors. Study an interesting and exciting way of educating people, with active, practical learning, while you grow and develop your skills in natural settings. The Outdoor Adventure Education (Hons) program of the Plymouth Marjon University is accredited by the Institute for Outdoor Learning.
We are flanked by the stunning scenery of Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful rivers, estuaries and beaches of Devon and Cornwall. Within these inspiring environments and our excellent on-campus facilities, you’ll explore the theory and practice of adventure education and outdoor learning, studying with experienced and passionate tutors. You'll also enjoy free use of a wide range of outdoors equipment.
Exciting adventures will happen. You will undertake expeditions on Dartmoor and in Snowdonia as well as exploring the Devon and Cornwall coastline in a kayak, canoe or sailing dinghy, discovering the best surfing beaches along the way. Additionally you'll have opportunities to study abroad with partner universities in Canada and Iceland and undertake international placements with organisations such as Camp America.
You’ll be guided by experienced and committed professionals, and you’ll be studying with like-minded people. This outdoor education degree attracts students who love thinking and doing, and people who have a great attitude to learning, trying new things and spending time outdoors having an adventure. You don't need lots of experience or fancy equipment, just a great positive attitude!
What might you become?
Employment opportunities exist in a variety of professions. Recent graduates have gone to to become an outdoor learning tutor in school; outdoor adventure activity instructor with Neilson Holidays, PGL, Outward Bound; expedition leader for a travel company; social enterprise/own business e.g. slacklining with Ru-Slack; police officers with the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary; fire fighters e.g. Cornwall Fire Service and the Armed forces. You may also undertake postgraduate study such as a PGCE to become a teacher or a Masters degree.
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- Experiential outdoor education
- Land based adventure sport
- Expeditions: theory&practice
- Professional & personal development
- Coaching & instructing
- Applied physiologyßæychology for outdoor adventure
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Three A-levels at grades CCC or above.
Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above.
Or Access 23-45 with min 6D.
And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
A DBS check and ISA registration are also required.Applications from students with non-traditional qualifications are welcome, particularly those who have:
- Long term participation in, or competing in a sport such as rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, surfing or orienteering.
- Working towards or have achieved Gold DofE Award.
- The Scouts, military cadets, other voluntary organisations that use the outdoors.
International12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Plymouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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