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Adventure education is the true foundation stone of the modern adventure sector and has become a significant and diverse area of employment that plays an important role in our society. As an educator in this field, you will be responsible for developing future generations of people, giving them memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. You will need to be able to provide safe and authentic adventurous experiences, while helping to facilitate important learning that may range from the very practical to the reflective, as well as providing links to the school curriculum.
The BA (Hons) Adventure Education will prepare you for an exciting and satisfying career as an educator and professional adventure practitioner. The programme will develop your knowledge and professional skills to plan, prepare and lead adventure education activities in potentially challenging and wild places. The skills and awareness of the professional adventure practitioner are essential to ensure that you are ready to lead in a wide range of demanding or remote environments.
The course is built on a common framework of 'adventure' modules that it shares with our other programmes – Adventure Tourism Management, Adventure Performance and Coaching and Marine and Coastal Tourism.
We offer modern student accommodation in Fort William ideally suited to students on this course.
Advanced entry to year two or three:
Relevant Scottish Wider Access Programmes (SWAP):
Core modules are:
You will also choose one option modules which may include:
Core modules are:
You will also choose one option module which may include:
Core modules are:
You will also choose two option modules which may include:
Core modules are:
You will also choose a double-credit project or research-based module, either:
You will learn through a combination of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom, with some teaching by video conference from our other campuses, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE). There are also opportunities for work placements at different levels of the programme.
You will also spend a significant amount of time increasing your skills through practical, experiential learning. The main adventure practical disciplines included are mountaineering and climbing, paddle sports, and mountain biking, with a wide scope for progression and application of theories throughout the four years of study.
All essential personal protective equipment (PPE) and specialist equipment can be accessed from our comprehensive stores, but students will need to purchase their own personal clothing, waterproofs and footwear for most activities (with the exception of very specialised footwear such as winter boots). As a professional practitioner you are also expected to consider purchasing your own personal equipment as your involvement and skills grow. Excellent deals on prices from a range of suppliers are available for students.
As well as other practical activities, you will have the option of undertaking an international expedition in the 4th year. Depending on the specific plan, you should budget for up to £1000 to ensure you have sufficient funds to complete this element.
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||£1,820||£1,820|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£215|
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
*4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,340 (2017-18) and £1,500 (2018-19).
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 who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£10,500||£11,100|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year**||£5,250||£5,550|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)**||£1,750||£1,850|
**There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.
Further information on international course fees.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.
With a degree in Adventure Education you will hold a valuable array of knowledge and skills that are transferable to any of the various aspects of the UK or international adventure sector. The specific pathway you take will be vital in helping you shape your own chosen career. Adventure educating covers a wide range of career pathways and specialist fields, including:
Your career will grow and change as the years go on, and you may develop a career in any one of a range of exciting areas, so you may also find yourself involved in:
On successful completion of the BA (Hons) Adventure Education you can progress onto the following postgraduate course:
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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.