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Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #485 (QS) Stirling, United Kingdom
Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons) is our unique course, offered at University of Stirling, blending academic geography with practical teaching on running outdoor activities. Be the difference outdoors!
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If you want a sound science degree that also takes you teaching and guiding outdoor activities, this Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons) unique degree offered at University of Stirling, has been designed for you.

Our course blends the academic foundation of our Environmental Geography degree with practical teaching on leading and guiding groups outdoors, and providing educational activities with a geographical and environmental emphasis. Our field courses and practical teaching will give you hands-on experience and you’ll understand the core issues in geography, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, field skills and environmental history.

Our leading mountaineering instructors and outdoor specialists will teach you outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. In addition, you’ll gain the Mountain Leader Award, endorsed by the Mountain Training Association. This is a physically demanding course requiring a certain level of health, fitness and mobility.


An Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education degree will allow you to enter a wide range of relevant careers including:

  • outdoor instructor
  • environmental consultant
  • conservation
  • education and teaching
  • environmental science
  • research
  • ecologist
  • countryside rangers and guides
  • environmental education and teaching
  • ecotourism and travel
  • sports and fitness occupations


  • Accredited by Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), Mountain Training Association

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Navigation and Mountain Skills
  • Building Planet Earth
  • Development and Application of Outdoor Education
  • Landscape Evolution

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • SQA Highers
AABB - by the end of S5AAAB - by the end of S6
  • GCE A-levels
  • IB Diploma
32 points
  • BTEC (Level 3)
  • Essential subjects
To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.
  • Widening access students
Widening access students may be eligible for an adjusted offer of entry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9250 

Living costs for Stirling

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/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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