The adventure sector is a growing and dynamic industry which has developed significantly over the last twenty years. Adventure sports competition has become global: there are now over 21 Olympic disciplines in a range of adventure sports with professional athletes. Among the wider population, new technology and equipment and the demand for healthy active lifestyles have brought about a drive for greater performance in adventure pursuits. This unique course will prepare you to lead the next generation of elite adventure athletes and participants who demand a higher level of performance in their adventure sport. You will have the opportunity to combine the skills and knowledge of the modern adventure professional in ever-changing outdoor environments with those of an applied sport scientist to get the best out of your athletes. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key elements of sports science, while applying them to the outdoor and adventure environment - all underpinned by a growing and deepening understanding of the meaning of 'adventure'.
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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|Campus name||West Highland College UHI|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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.
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.