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Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons)

Atlantic Technological University

48 months
6950 EUR/year
819 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons) programme from the Atlantic Technological University combines the study of the Geography, Landscape and Adventure. Graduates will be empowered to promote careful use and management of an increasingly threatened natural world and to educate others in wise use and sustainable practice.


Graduates of the Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons) programme from the Atlantic Technological University will be well placed to manage the different and sometimes conflicting interests between rural land uses such as farming, tourism, outdoor recreation, nature conservation, forestry, and alternative energy solutions.

Graduates will also have the skills to deliver adventure programmes and interpret the landscape history of the countryside for their clients. You will work towards National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications in adventure sports while building experience in delivering educational and adventure tourism programmes. Mayo's mountains and the wild Atlantic coast provide an ideal location for fieldwork and practical parts of the course.   

Job Opportunities

There are a wide variety of career opportunities. Graduates may progress to the Post-Graduate Master of Education programme to teach Geography at second level.

Graduates can pursue careers in the area of Environmental Management, Spatial Planning, Nature Conservation, Geographical Information Systems, Countryside Recreation and Trail Design, Rural and Community Development, Environmental Education and Activism, Sport Development and Eco/Adventure Tourism.

The therapeutic, educational, developmental and recreational aspects of outdoor education are now widely recognised and utilised within many sectors in Ireland, such as:

  • Schools

  • Outdoor education centres

  • Environmental education organisations

  • Adventure tourism

  • Outdoor Recreation Management

  • Youth Services

Graduates will find employment as facilitators, youth development officers, outdoor instructors, coaches, managers and field studies officers.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Adventure Activities- Personal Skills
  • Health and Fitness
  • Earth Processes
  • Communications and Professional Development in Outdoor Education
  • Geographies of Rural Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 819 EUR per year during 48 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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