BSc (Hons) Outdoor Adventure and Environment

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Course code X300

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UCAS

Course code X300

Key course details

Location Ambleside
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

With the rich landscape of the Lake District National Park on your doorstep, there’s no better place to gain outdoor adventure skills while learning about the environment.

This course will draw on your thirst for adventure and take you on an expedition that’ll enhance your geographical, cultural, anthropological and ecological knowledge – surrounded by more than 150 lofty peaks, 16 lakes and an abundance of rivers.

You won’t be stuck in a classroom, you’ll learn by doing – honing your outdoor skills, while studying, critically evaluating and researching the environment surrounding you.

Plus, you’ll have work-experience and networking opportunities with leading UK outdoor employers, which for some former students has led to employment.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • Explore the outdoors while developing academic, critical-thinking and valuable life skills
  • Develop and enhance your competencies in outdoor activities (eg: mountaineering, paddling and caving) and environmental field skills
  • Learn about the environment via exciting field studies in the UK and abroad, including an international field course in Northern Spain in the Picos de Europa Mountains
  • Taught by tutors who are active in the outdoors and conduct international research
  • Evaluate current outdoor practice and philosophies
  • Great facilities, including indoor climbing walls, outdoor stores and lakeside access
  • Well-equipped – including kayaks and climbing gear, for you to borrow at no extra cost
  • Gain valuable commercial and entrepreneurial skills – enhancing your employability.
  • Opportunity for work-based experience
  • Visits from employers and external organisations to hone your skills to gain employment

If you enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about making a difference to the ecological, geographical and sustainability challenges faced by our modern day world, this course will prepare you for that.

Graduate destinations

This course is for you if you want to pursue a career within outdoor skills instruction, environmental education, conservation, therapeutic and personal development contexts of outdoor work, teaching in schools, expedition leadership and several of the services (police, fire, paramedics and armed forces).

News and Events

Ambleside talks aim to showcase research work underway at university

Posted: 21 Dec 2018

Talks on the value of time spent outside and the health and the wellbeing benefits for primary school age children learning in the great outdoors are among a series of talks to be held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus in 2019. The professoriate lectures are a new initiative aimed at appealing to students and locals alike. The lecture series provides an opportunity for Professors at the University of Cumbria to share insights into their work and research and its impact on society.

Further funding sought following interest in south Cumbrian species reintroduction project

Posted: 19 Dec 2018

Nearly 500 people took part in a series of talks aimed at highlighting the possible reintroduction of species to South Cumbria. The project, called Back on our Map (BOOM) was led by academics from the University of Cumbria’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.

What jobs can you get with an Outdoors degree?

Posted: 7 Jan 2019

Whether you're considering going into a 'do it outdoors job', or you’re on your way to achieving your own outdoor degree, you might be wondering exactly what positions will be available to you.

Campus Tour

Wed 27 Feb 2019

An opportunity to visit our beautiful campus in the heart of the Lake District.

Undergraduate Open Day

Wed 13 Mar 2019

Come and join us at our Ambleside campus and discover your future - explore our campus, meet our staff and students and find out more about coming to the University of Cumbria