Graduates are employed world-wide in all aspects of the Outdoor and Environmental Education sector, such as in residential outdoor education centres, wilderness expeditions, and school, college and university outdoor and environmental education programmes.
Many of our graduates return to their previous profession, but move into a different aspect of that field as a result of their increased knowledge, experience and qualification.
Other examples include:
- conservation work (public and charitable organisations, UK and international),
- education/environmental policy development,
- environmental education programmes,
- management development,
- National Outdoor Leadership School,
- non-profit organisations (environmental and/or personal & social development focused),
- organisations working with marginalised young people,
- Outward Bound,
- self-employed in guiding/interpretation/education,
- summer camp organisations
- therapeutic work with young people and adults.
While the programme does not offer a formal teaching qualification, recent graduates have been successful in gaining accreditation by the General Teaching Council of Scotland to teach Outdoor Education in schools.
Completion of the MSc degree also enables you to continue onto advanced research and a possible academic career.
In addition, you will develop highly transferable skills, such as in communication, leadership and project management, which can be applied to any field.
The University of Edinburgh's Careers Service supports all current students (and graduates for up to 2 years) to develop their potential and achieve satisfying and rewarding futures. This is done through individual appointments, group sessions and wider campus-based activity, alongside online services and resources. A diverse programme of face-to-face and online events is delivered throughout the academic year.