Moray House School of Education and Sport

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

Since 1972, the Outdoor and Environmental Education section of the University of Edinburgh has been at the international forefront of providing postgraduate degrees in all aspects of outdoor education. The Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education programmes have been offered since 2005. They offer a unique focus that spans Sustainability Education, through to Outdoor Education through a variety of approaches to learning.

The Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education programmes focus on the historical and contemporary approaches to outdoor, environmental and sustainability education. They are ideal for people working, or seeking to work in environmental education centres, interpretive centres, development organisations, environmental non-governmental or non-profit organisations, environment-related government work, and as park rangers.

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Programme structure

There are three possible exit levels: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, or Master's. 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

Our graduates are employed worldwide in all aspects of the Outdoor and Environmental Education sector. They’ve found jobs in residential outdoor education centres, wilderness expeditions and school, college and university 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.

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