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.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58.0||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80.0||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:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|International||£11,650 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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