Students range from young adults who have recently completed undergraduate degrees to professionals returning to study after several years, and in some cases even decades, working in the field.
Across each of our three postgraduate programmes in Outdoor and Environmental Education (OEE), we normally accept about 40-60 new students every year. We have a similar number of part-time students who are on the programme. A number of our part-time students hold full-time professional positions and combine work and study alongside each other.
'Edinburgh is such a progressive and forward-thinking city in everything to do with the outdoors. Scotland is also a really good place to study outdoor education given the landscapes it has to offer! The programme was the main draw though really and the idea of learning from some of the best lecturers in the field.'
'I am grateful that the lecturers are open to discussion and debate, and for hearing alternative viewpoints. I have felt supported to question and explore the material. That being said, the times we get out onto the hill or the river have also been fantastic and it has been great to explore Scotland with our cohort!'
'Using the outdoors as a teaching and learning environment while promoting sustainable thinking and practice has never been more important and this course has given me the skills and confidence to feel that my practice in this area will help make a positive difference.'