BSc (Hons) Outdoor Adventure and Environment

UCAS

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

Free event sees Lake District campus open its doors to the public

Posted: 24 Apr 2019

From learning aboriginal techniques of starting fires and having your garden soil samples tested to taking better photos on a smartphone or scaling a bouldering wall, the University of Cumbria’s first Ambleside Showcase is set to provide a day of free fun for families and visitors alike. The Ambleside campus is throwing open its facilities on Saturday, 27 April.

Royal Patron attends Lake District summit

Posted: 8 Apr 2019

The Foundation for Common Land is delighted that their Patron HRH The Prince of Wales has attended a Summit to encourage cooperation between the cultural farmed landscape and nature conservation in the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The workshop, held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, brought together leading figures from 20 organisations including the National Trust, RSPB, National Farmers' Union, Woodland Trust, Prince's Countryside Fund, and Natural England.

How to Choose a University

Posted: 21 Mar 2019

Amy here, a 1st year Outdoor Leadership student. In relation to choosing a university I can only draw from personal and peer experiences, therefore I will probably be a little biased towards my own (brilliant) course. Nevertheless, I will endeavour to impart practical, honest and mostly relevant advice that will help you compare universities and courses.

Campus Tour

Wed 24 Apr 2019

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

Campus Tour

Wed 29 May 2019

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