BSc (Hons) Outdoor Adventure and Environment

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Course code X300

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Course code X300

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Location Ambleside
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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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.

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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).

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Posted: 13 Mar 2020

Staff and students from the University of Cumbria have been taking part in a national rowing challenge for #sportrelief2020. Two teams took to Lake Windermere for Row Britannia, which is raising funds for Sport Relief. A team of staff led by Vice Chancellor, Professor Julie Mennell took on a team of students. She led them to victory, smashing a record for the 10 mile row from Windermere’s southern tip at Fell Foot to Brathay in two hours 11 minutes, beating a previous best set by an RAF team.

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Posted: 3 Mar 2020

As national attention focuses on the payback of outdoor experiences for children, a leading academic takes centre stage to explain how risk management and adventure need to be embraced. Professor of outdoor and environmental education at University of Cumbria’s Institute of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies, Heather Prince will share a passion that all young people should have access to potentially life changing activities.

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Posted: 21 Mar 2019

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