University of Chichester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Outdoor and Adventure Education

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Course summary

If you are passionate about learning in the outdoors and want to pursue a career in teaching, professional sports coaching or work in the outdoor sector this degrees is for you. With a strong emphasis on theory in practice and a broad range of exit routes into work, our degree in Outdoor and Adventure Education will suit anyone who has a background in the outdoors or is passionate about learning through direct experience.

Course details

Modules

Our four-year-degree has a distinctive focus upon the adventure education experience, which it achieves through three themes. Theme One: You will consider how the individual makes sense of the adventure education experience. This could be understanding your own physiology or your own motivation for adventure in psychology for example. Critical reflection on your own personal experience is central to the knowledge and understanding. Theme Two: You will consider how groups perform in the adventure environment through an understanding of group dynamics and teaching strategies. Consideration will be given to aspects such as leadership, facilitation, decision-making and problem-solving. Theme Three: You will focus on your impact on the adventure environment, considering environmental philosophy, user conflict and impact reduction. Through these themes, students reflect on their past experiences, laying down a framework for the understanding of new adventure experiences. To become an effective adventure facilitator, it is essential that practitioners are able to plan purposeful activities by actualising their intended outcomes rather than leaving them to chance.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X391
Institution code:
C58
Campus name:
Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5
PTE Academic43

If you are an international student and English is not your first language, you can begin your 3-year degree programme at IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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93%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14050 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14050 Year 1

Additional fee information

There is a 20% tuition fee scholarship for EU students.
Outdoor and Adventure Education at University of Chichester - UCAS