Outdoor Practice at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

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Course summary

Course overview

  • The MA Outdoor Practice is an innovative and flexible programme that will develop your critical understanding of theories and practice within ‘The Great Outdoors.’ Designed as a full or part time programme, you will be encouraged to experiment and research areas of your own personal interest within the outdoor sector.
  • The course is delivered over a number of weekends throughout the year with additional online support through group and one-to-one tutorials.
  • Whether a ‘newbie’ or ‘hardened professional,’ the course aims to challenge both yours and the outdoor sector’s intellectual and academic understanding through a vocational context.
  • Within the early part of the course you will develop a critical understanding of applied research methods and analysis (through the Research Methods in Outdoor Practice module) while also reflecting upon and challenging your current philosophical beliefs within the outdoor setting (Contextualising Outdoor Practice module). The later part of the course sees you embark on self-directed research in an area of your choice.
Why study with us
  • Flexible weekend delivery, so you can fit study around your work and other commitments.
  • Explore your personal interest, whether this be in outdoor coaching, education, environmental considerations, or health and wellbeing.
  • The teaching team are all outdoor practitioners, educators and researchers providing you with an expert and supportive learning environment.


Please visit The University of Central Lancashire’s website for the latest information about our modules.

Entry requirements

Students require a good honours degree (or equivalent) in which a major part of their studies has incorporated aspects of outdoor/adventure or related disciplines (e.g. environmental education, teaching, coaching etc.). Other graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of outdoor practice or who have significant experience in the outdoor industry will also be considered for entry. Students where English is not the first language need to demonstrate their ability in the English language through obtaining an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or equivalent. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome.

Fees and funding

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Outdoor Practice at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS