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Study the BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management degree with us and you will develop all the skills and knowledge you need to work in the dynamic and expanding global adventure tourism industry. The course focuses on Adventure Tourism and business practice within the field, and you will learn and apply knowledge in: outdoor skills practice, safety and leadership, tourism, business and entrepreneurship, research, and psychology - all underpinned by a growing and deepening understanding of the meaning of "adventure".
You will be based in Lochaber, the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, one of the finest UK locations for adventure tourism. The natural heritage, culture and landscapes of the West Highlands, and its Coasts and Islands create our playground, with world-renowned rivers flowing from some of Scotland’s greatest mountains to the sea.
You will also benefit from the expertise of our academic staff and expert associate practitioners, who are highly experienced and qualified, some having been published within the field of adventure tourism.
The local adventure industry was the original driving force behind this course. We have tapped into their enthusiasm and created an adventure studies world where aspiring adventurers can turn their passion into real potential.
Our School of Adventure Studies courses cover a wide range of study at different levels, inspiring and developing students’ knowledge and skills from local High Schools through to post graduate study and beyond. Close links with the outdoor sector mean that all our courses are designed to be relevant and dynamic, taught by subject experts with a focus on employability skills and cutting edge knowledge.
It may be possible to join the programme at year 2 or year 3 with relevant entry qualifications such as Foundation degrees, or HNC/HND courses.
Core modules are:
Modules may include:
Modules may include:
Full time: 4 years
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645||£645*|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£215*|
*subject to change
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students living in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£7,740 p.a.||£7,920 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£7,740 p.a.||£7,920 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£7,740 p.a.||£7,920 p.a.|
*4th year free only for students who have paid for previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,290 (2014-15); £1,320 (2015-16)
Online** degree 3 - 4 years
Applies to RUK students studying online without a term-time address in Scotland
|Full-time online per year (120 credits)||£4,680||£4,800|
|Part-time online (per 20 credit module)||£780||£800|
**note that not all degrees can be studied online
(students not living in the UK or European Union)
|3 - 4 year degree||2014-15
|Full-time per year (120 credits)||£8,700||£8,800|
|Part-time (per 20 credit module)||£1,450||£1,480|
***Students with a term-time address in Scotland
Further information on international course fees
Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider:
Current potential progression opportunities after the award of the BA(Hons) Adventure Tourism Management degree include:
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There are days spent in lectures and assignments to complete but the majority of modules involve some activity. It doesn't matter if you are a novice or an expert as activity groups are set up for all abilities. The work in lectures really helps you get the most from the adventure trips though. I have been to Bosnia to see the development and opportunities for adventure tourism in the country.
I've also been to Spain for a week long expedition in the Sierra Nevada, including the highest peak, then a week's climbing in El Chorro and I am heading to Morocco in May with the department for an expedition in the Atlas Mountains.
Alastair Buchanan, BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism, West Highland College UHI, Fort William
I chose to study Adventure Tourism Management at West Highland College UHI because Ive always had an interest in the outdoors and thought it would be a good idea to combine my passion with a job.
The college is set in close proximity to one of the greatest outdoor playgrounds in the UK: where else could you go ice climbing, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, and mountaineering as part of your studies?!
The teaching is first class, the lecturers are all very approachable and friendly, and they share the same passion for the outdoors.
After graduation I aim to work in an outdoor centre for a few years before working as a freelance instructor, either in the UK or abroad.
Craig McKay, BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management, West Highland College UHI
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.