This is an active degree that uses traditional outdoor activities such as climbing, kayaking, hillwalking, sailing, forest schools and coasteering as fieldwork experiences upon which to base your learning. It explores how people learn about themselves by working in natural environments. You will discover how to bring out the best in others, helping them to deal with physical and emotional challenges, how to build co-operative teams and provide appropriate levels of support. You will develop skills in team working, creative problem solving, effective communication, client awareness, self-management and resilience, as well as developing your technical outdoor activity skills. This group becomes particularly close-knit and supportive, as a collection of like-minded enthusiasts. Why this course at Marjon? • Study with an experienced, passionate academic team with 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017 and 2018. • Your classrooms are the stunning scenery of Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful rivers, estuaries and surfing beaches of Devon and Cornwall. • Technical equipment is provided and available for your own adventures at no extra cost. • There are opportunities to study abroad in Canada or Iceland or take up international placements with Camp America. What might I become? This course leads to a variety of professional education-based roles. You may choose to teach, where your skillset can set you apart. You may work for expedition companies, in outdoor centres, as an outdoor learning specialist in schools, at adventure holiday companies, or you may set up your own business. Graduates also join the uniformed public services, both emergency and the military. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Outdoor Adventure Education at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)
Marlies - Third year, Outdoor Adventure Education; “The first year of the course was very active as we learnt all the basics in kayaking, canoeing, climbing and navigation, as well as how to research and think academically. In the second year our basic skills became more advanced through traditional climbing, sea kayaking and mountain biking. In the third year, we got to choose an area to specialise in and we will do a placement in an organisation of our choice or learn more about how to run our own business.” 1st Year Introduction to experiential outdoor education Land based adventure sport Expeditions: theory & practice Professional & personal development Foundations of coaching & instructing Applied physiology & psychology for outdoor adventure 2nd Year Place based outdoor education Environmental awareness through adventure sport Managing expeditions on the water Leadership in the mountains Research methods in education Forest School & outdoor learning Placement learning 3rd Year Honours project Current issues in outdoor practice Advanced outdoor practice Placement learning Entrepreneurship & small business management Creative practice for outdoor learning
No exams. 100% coursework including a variety of assessments including essays, reports, presentations, practical participation, negotiated assessments and research projects.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Year 2 – Higher National Certificate or evidence of 120 Credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum. Year 3 – Foundation Degree or evidence of 240 credits gained at Higher Education. Module details will be required to check that previous study matches Marjon curriculum.
Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|