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Outdoor Practice

Duration
1 Year
Start
September 2022
Delivery
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.

The course is delivered over a number of weekends throughout the year with additional online support through group and one-to-one tutorials.

Whether a ‘newbie’ or ‘hardened professional,’ the course aims to challenge both yours and the outdoor sector’s intellectual and academic understanding through a vocational context.

Within the early part of the course you will develop a critical understanding of applied research methods and analysis (through the Research Methods in Outdoor Practice module) while also reflecting upon and challenging your current philosophical beliefs within the outdoor setting (Contextualising Outdoor Practice module). The later part of the course sees you embark on self-directed research in an area of your choice.

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.
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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 development of such knowledge and skills will enhance students’ abilities to manage and engage in informed decision-making and topics concerning Outdoor Practice.
  • 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.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

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

100%Face-to-face

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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Accreditations

  • 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.

Future careers

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

Completion of the MA Outdoor Practice will support your future employment and prospects for promotion. Our graduates progress into fields such as coaching, management, education, research and beyond.

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
Full-time£7100 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
EU
Full-time£13500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£13500 per year
2022/23
UK
Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

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This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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