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Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Adventure and Outdoor Management

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Course summary

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BA (Hons) Adventure and Outdoor Management scored 100% overall satisfaction for NSS 2019. With 30 years’ experience in outdoor leisure, Solent University are experts at producing knowledgeable and industry ready adventure management graduates. Combining the practical elements of adventure sports management with essential business management skills, this programme is well suited to those who are looking to enter the sports tourism, leisure or outdoor entertainment industry. The curriculum was constructed with vital transferable business skills in mind. Whether it be finance, human resources or site management, this course aims to equip learners with the knowledge they need to succeed in managerial roles. The beginning of the course covers a range of topics and aims to give learners a broad knowledge of the industry. During the second year students are encouraged to explore their particular areas of interest through application to assessments and research projects. In the third year of study, students are able to specialise and pursue optional modules that relate to their desired career. Students are also offered the opportunity to undertake flexible work placements before the end of year two, encouraging the development of real-world skills in a ‘live’ industry setting. This placement can also be carried out abroad, which is ideal for those considering employment overseas at the end of their degree. For students wishing to develop their practical outdoor coaching, we provide access to exclusive discounts in a range of water and land-based national governing body awards (NGBs). These are optional and offered outside of the course programme as part of extracurricular enrichment activities in partnership with our local outdoor centres. Students are also given guidance on how to pursue these additional qualifications through work experience and engagement with Solent's outdoor clubs and societies to maximise career opportunities after graduation. Ample support is given to students interested in setting up their own business and students enjoy easy access to the New Forest and its many outdoor attractions. What does this course lead to? Recent students have gone on to become centre managers and senior instructors in a wide range of outdoor activity and pursuits organisations. A number of graduates have also set up successful businesses such as Rock and Sun climbing holidays. Course graduates who have focused on coaching and education will be well placed to take their studies higher or have the potential to progress onto a PGCE for those interested in teaching. Who is this course for? This course is ideally suited to students who are interested in active careers within the adventure tourism and leisure sectors. Embedded business management studies ensure that students who aspire to progress into venue management and professional support roles are well suitably well prepared.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Research and Study Skills Marketing Principles Principles of Outdoor Coaching Introduction to the Adventure Industry Event and Activity Safety Operations YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Operations Management Research Study Skills Work Placement Adventure and Outdoor Recreation Coaching in the Outdoor Environment Outdoor Education YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Contemporary Issues in the Adventure and Outdoor Industry Dissertation Strategic Management YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that the options are not always guaranteed to run each year) Sociology of Extreme and Lifestyle Sports Games Based Coaching Sport Business Start Up Strategic Marketing

Assessment method

Students will be assessed with practical coaching and assessments, essays, reports, debates, posters, oral presentations and examinations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeN809
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualification or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points. GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above. Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year and International Foundation Year. We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level CCC GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits 60 Credits overall with 45 credits at merit level and 15 credits at pass level
AS In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
HNC (BTEC) P - D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
HND (BTEC) P - M GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Adventure and Outdoor Management at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS