Outdoor Practice

1 Year
September 2024
Campus Taught

The MA Outdoor Practice is an innovative and flexible programme that will develop your critical understanding of theories and practice within ‘The Great Outdoors.’ Designed as a full or part time programme, you will be encouraged to experiment and research areas of your own personal interest within the outdoor sector.

Why study with us

  • Flexible weekend delivery, so you can fit study around your work and other commitments.
  • Explore your personal interest, whether this be in outdoor coaching, education, environmental considerations, or health and wellbeing.
  • The teaching team are all outdoor practitioners, educators and researchers providing you with an expert and supportive learning environment.

What you'll do

  • During the course of their studies, students will develop and master an array of cognitive and transferable skills alongside a complex blend of knowledge and theories.
  • The main emphasis of the programme is placed on developing a range of intellectual, professional, managerial and transferable attributes.
  • This taught Masters is a dynamic course that aims to develop your critical understanding of theories and practice in the Outdoors.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Hear from our students

One of the great things about the course is that it allowed me to manage my time around my work commitment.
MA outdoor practice student Billy Lo
Billy Lo
MA in Outdoor Practice
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Gail's experience studying MA Outdoor Practice


  • This course is accredited by the IOL, the professional body for individuals who use the outdoors to make a difference for others. They are driven by a vision of outdoor learning as a highly valued form of development, education and employment in UK society.
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Our students' work

My research looks at how Augmented Reality (AR) can be used to inspire children and collaborative family engagement in the outdoor learning experience.
student canoeing in rapids
Susan Thomas
MA Outdoor Practice graduate
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Future careers

The MA Outdoor Practice will enable you to demonstrate your skills as an outdoor researcher, practitioner, facilitator and/or educator.

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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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