Moray House School of Education and Sport

Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

For over 40 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.

Suspension of Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education (MSc/PgDip/PgCert) for 2020 entry due to Covid-19

We are committed to offering a high-quality experience to all of our students. While working to minimise the impact of Covid-19, we have reluctantly decided that we will be unable to offer the Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education (MSc/PgDip/PgCert) programme for entry in 2020. We anticipate that this programme will be available again for entry in September 2021 and we welcome your applications for the next intake, usually open in October. All information about the Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education programme on our website is therefore indicative only. Please check back regularly over the coming year for updates and further information.

An Outdoor Education programme has been conducted in its present or similar form for over 40 years at the University and the programme has an international reputation for its academic and professional quality.  The Postgraduate Diploma has provided conceptual and practical training for many of those now influential in the profession, while the Master's degree is unique in Europe and one of a few in the world. 

Visit the University’s Degree Finder for indicative entry requirements, fees, international grade equivalency, and language requirements.

Further Information

Programme structure

There are three possible exit levels: Certificate, Diploma, or Masters. The emphasis – at every level – is on developing the knowledge, understanding, and judgement necessary to facilitate meaningful learning in, for, and through the outdoors.

Our students

Students range from young adults who have recently completed undergraduate degrees to professionals returning to study after years, and in some cases even decades, working in the field.

Career opportunities

Graduates are employed world-wide in all aspects of the Outdoor Education sector, such as in residential outdoor education centres, wilderness expeditions, and school, college and university outdoor education programmes.

Fees and funding

Find details of tuition fees and opportunities for scholarships and financial support for our Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education programme.

Contact us

Questions about your application or how to apply? Contact the Postgraduate Admissions team or the Programme Director who look forward to hearing from you.

Related programmes

MSc Outdoor Education

MSc Learning for Sustainability

MSc Physical Activity for Health