University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

Outdoor Education and Learning

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Course summary

This honours programme is the only undergraduate degree in Scotland to focus wholly on using the outdoors in education and learning, combining theory and practice to support you in becoming a truly rounded outdoor educator. You will explore how outdoor activities and learning opportunities can nurture and support participants to develop and grow. You will also gain an understanding of education systems and how to design and instruct accredited outdoor experiences. These experiences could be early years outdoor learning sessions, school outdoor learning activities through to expeditions or residential ventures, all of which you will gain practical experience of within the degree. On successful completion, you will have an excellent knowledge of leading, coaching and educating. Most importantly, you will hold a degree that is strongly linked and recognised by industry, which has significant practical elements supporting you to become a professional educator who specialises in the use of the outdoors.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will also be expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to practical outdoor activities. UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12360 Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £12360 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU students commencing their studies in 2021-22 academic year, who do not have pre-settled or settled status in the UK, will be considered as international for tuition fee purposes. For 2021-22, students will get an automatic scholarship of £3,000 per annum and the 4th year of study will be free for those studying full-time, on continuous study, who have paid for the previous three years at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Eligible EU students, with pre-settled/settled status, will be considered as home students for fee purposes and will be charged the Scotland-domiciled fee rate, which may be covered by the Scottish Government. To find out more please visit www.saas.gov.uk For RUK students studying a consecutive four year full-time degree, only years 1, 2 and 3 incur the fees stated, year 4 is free. For 5-year integrated masters degrees these fees are incurred for 4 of the 5 years. For full details on fees and funding please visit https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/
Outdoor Education and Learning at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS