For over 35 years the Outdoor Education section of the University of Edinburgh has been at the international forefront of providing postgraduate degrees in all aspects of outdoor education.
|Modes of Study||MSc (Full-time) 15 mths, MSc (Part-time) 6 yrs, PgCert (Part-time) 2 yrs, PgDip (Full-time) 1 yr, PgDip (Part-time) 4 yrs|
|Programme Director||Dr Simon Beames|
The Certificate programme provides a broad theoretical coverage of the field of outdoor education. The diploma extends this with further academic study and a professional development programme (involving practical activities: eg rock climbing, a teaching placement and an expedition), providing a broad base for a professional career in outdoor education.
The emphasis is on practical experience in the field to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and judgement necessary to guide and conduct groups safely on a range of outdoor ventures.
Students will gain intellectual skills through critically assessing theoretical, professional and academic issues surrounding outdoor education and transferable skills such as environmental literacy and oral communication. They will also gain practical skills through instructional training in a range of outdoor pursuits and by living in a variety of residential situations.
Detailed information about the MSc, PG Certificate and PG Diploma can be found on our Outdoor Education Unit's website through the following link:
This article was published on Sep 13, 2013