Adventure tourism is the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry and has taken the adventure sector by storm in recent decades. Customers expect great service, and a safe experience that will satisfy their dreams of adventure and adventure travel: you will learn the skills and knowledge to deliver this. Despite its growth, adventure tourism is a young industry allowing our graduates to become part of the story of shaping this dynamic sector. The BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management focuses on tourism and business practices within the adventure sector, applied in the context of essential practical professional skills for leadership and safety. You will cover outdoor skills practice, safety and leadership, tourism, research, business and entrepreneurship - all underpinned by a growing and deepening understanding of the meaning of 'adventure'. BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management is based at the School of Adventure Studies, West Highland College UHI, and is part of the Adventure Pathways Scheme of programmes. You will be based in Fort William, in the hub of the Outdoor Capital of the UK, living and working at the foot of Ben Nevis, in a region that is unique for its rich variety of outdoor opportunities. This gives you access to a diverse and vibrant community of like-minded students, as well as flexibility to progress into an alternative future pathway such as Adventure Education or Adventure Performance and Coaching. Future potential: broad skills for future jobs. Unlock your potential and become a future-shaper of the adventure sector. Links with other programmes in the School of Adventure Studies will broaden your professional skills and expertise, giving you access to a diverse range of careers in many different adventurous settings – wherever your path takes you. Be part of the story. We work closely with Adventure Tourism providers and larger scale organisations (such as John Muir Trust, Nevis Landscape Partnership and the Knoydart Foundation), to give you direct access to professional-level experiences and practice at all levels. This brings a wide range of national and international links for opportunities like work placements, projects and shared practice.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
You will also be expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to practical outdoor activities. Advanced entry to year two or three may be possible with a relevant HNC/D. 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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 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:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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