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.

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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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Crowning glory could come to mystery tree

Posted: 8 Jul 2019

A magnificent mystery maple has joined notable national species branching out in a bid to be crowned Tree of the Year. Known as the student tree, the prize oriental specimen at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus could this month join 10 hopefuls as finalists in Woodland Trust’s annual competition. Campus manager, Rob Wilson, said he was delighted by the surprise nomination and determined to find out more about the Japanese maple, described as the ‘mysterious beauty everyone loves’.

Lessons from Japan as UK upland farmers face crisis

Posted: 24 Jun 2019

One of the country’s leading uplands farming experts has warned a ‘no deal’ Brexit could push significant numbers of hill farmers out of business. Recently appointed a professor and currently director of University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, Lois Mansfield’s stark predictions come as she prepares to embark on a major factfinding visit to Japan. Prof Mansfield leaves this week on a prestigious Churchill Fellowship

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 Jul 2019

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

Undergraduate Open Day

Sat 17 Aug 2019

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