The Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons) at University of Stirling blends the academic foundation of the Environmental Geography degree with practical teaching on leading and guiding groups outdoors, and providing educational activities with a geographical and environmental emphasis. You’ll explore core issues in geography, human impacts on our planet, biogeography and practical scientific techniques. Our field courses and practical teaching will give you further valuable hands-on experience.
Our leading mountaineering instructors and outdoor specialists will teach you outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to complete a work placement module and gain the Mountain Leader Award, endorsed by the Mountain Training Association. This is a physically demanding degree, requiring a certain level of health, fitness and mobility.
After you graduate
An Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education degree will allow you to enter a wide range of relevant careers including:
- outdoor instructor
- environmental consultant
- education and teaching
- environmental science
- countryside rangers and guides
- environmental education and teaching
- ecotourism and travel
- sports and fitness occupations
Our combined approach for this degree will allow you to enter a wide range of relevant careers. Students will be equipped to undertake employment in the same professions as our standard Environmental Geography graduates such as education, conservation and environment professions, science and technology professions, travel and related occupations, and sports and fitness occupations.
Our course will give you the foundation for graduate entry to advanced postgraduate taught and research degree programmes in the environmental field.
This course is not designed to train you to become an outdoor instructor, although you can gain additional qualifications independently (e.g. SPA or BCU awards); or undertake a suitable postgraduate programme in outdoor education which would then qualify you to pursue this type of career.
- Accredited by Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), Mountain Training Association
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- Navigation and Mountain Skills
- Building Planet Earth
- People and the Environment
- Landscape Evolution
- Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach
- Responsibilities and Safety in Outdoor Education
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEducation Geography Environmental Sciences View 359 other Bachelors in Environmental Sciences in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- AABB - by the end of S5
- AAAB - by the end of S6
- 30 points
- To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.
- Widening access students may be eligible for an adjusted offer of entry.
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International18800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18800 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250
Living costs for Stirling
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.