The course has three main components. The first module, Environmental Issues: problems and responses, engages you in a thorough review of current global, environmental issues and how they relate to local concerns - plus a range of analyses of the root causes of these problems.
We then debate how best to tackle them. For example, can we solve these problems through technology alone or do we need deeper changes in values, lifestyles and world views?
- Continued reading
The second module is your choice from a range of options in the Outdoor and Experiential Learning postgraduate program, including Critical Perspectives of Outdoor Learning; Experiential Learning; Integrated Catchments; Know Your Place: Landscape Interpretation for Outdoor Practitioners; Monitoring Catchments; Working with Adventure or an independent study.
The third and central module, Greening Outdoor Practice, explores innovative, practical ways to ‘green’ outdoor practice. How can we reduce the negative environmental impacts of the courses we run? And, perhaps more importantly, how can we use these courses to inform others and, above all, to inspire positive environmental change?
All modules are assessed through coursework with a practical focus – there are no exams.
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).
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1st or 2nd class honours degree.
Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures.
More information about levels and credits.
Degree and/or relevant professional work experience required.
Typically, you should hold a good first degree with honours and/or provide evidence of relevant work experience. You are likely to have worked in the outdoor sector and have an interest in environmental issues and/or a desire to develop in this direction.
A fee discount is offered to graduates of the University of Cumbria. Holders of undergraduate degrees obtained since 2008 can obtain a 20 percent discount on their first postgraduate course of study.