Outdoor and Environmental Education

Postgraduate programmes

Interested in outdoor, environmental and sustainability education? Our programmes allow you to focus in a specific area while also learning and developing professional connections with colleagues across the range of programmes.

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

The Outdoor and Environmental Education (OEE) Programmes commence with a compulsory induction on Monday 4 September 2023 at 10AM BST.

The first academic course begins on Wednesday 6 September 2023 at 9AM BST.

It is recommended that you arrive a minimum of 2-3 business days before induction and allow sufficient time to comply with any COVID-19 restrictions you may have to meet.

You can find timings of all planned OEE programme activity on the OEE Timetable.

OEE Timetable

Please note if you require a visa to study in the UK, your CAS will state the start date of the programme as 6 September 2023, but your visa will allow you to enter the UK in good time to comply with COVID restrictions and attend the induction days from 4 September 2023.

Staying In Touch

Please continue to check our website throughout the coming year and keep in touch via Twitter (@EdinburghUniOEE) and Facebook (University of Edinburgh Outdoor and Environmental Education). Please also attend open day sessions if you can - even if you have deferred your place from a previous year. 

Our Programme Director and OEE Team look forward to hearing from you, so feel free to email us with any specific questions about our programmes (email: OEE.Programmes@ed.ac.uk or use the 'Email us' button below).

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education programmes are geared towards those interested in adventure education, expeditions, personal and social development through outdoor experiences, and environmental education.

Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education

Our Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education programmes focus on environmental and sustainability education, particularly in the informal and non-formal sector.

Learning for Sustainability

Our Learning for Sustainability programmes seek to develop the competency and capacity for educators to integrate sustainability into their curricula and/or lesson plans.

Our alumni

Our network is a diverse, global community of over 800 alumni, working and making an impact in a wide range of roles in the outdoor and environmental education sector.

PhD opportunities

PhD by Research

Professional Development Programme

The Professional Development Programme is a practical component of the Outdoor Education and Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education Diploma and MSc programmes.

Frequently asked questions

Looking for information about Outdoor and Environmental Education programmes? Find answers to some frequently asked questions here.


This is where you will find timetables for courses and events for the OE, OESE and LfS programmes. The timetable is accurate at the time of publishing. We reserve the right to make changes to the timetable as needed throughout the year.