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Outdoor Adventure Education (BA)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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Program description

Outdoor Adventure Education (BA)

The Outdoor Adventure Education degree has a fundamental emphasis on exploring the relationship between sound theory and good practice.

Progressive in nature: Initially students are provided with foundation skills both within academic skills and practical activities. Subsequently this foundation together with on-going support enables students to engage positively with challenges of both a physical and intellectual nature. The outcome is that students develop as critically aware and reflective individuals able to deal proactively with the dynamic and challenging situations that are commonplace in abroad range of current and future working environments.

The BA Outdoor Adventure Education is studied on the Carmarthen campus, which offers a friendly and very personal learning experience. All the lecturing staff are based on campus and are easily accessible for tutorials to support your studies. Lecturing staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, are accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Learning and have Masters Degrees or Doctoral qualifications. Additionally all Outdoor Education staff have extensive practical experience and hold a broad range of governing body awards

The campus is only 15 miles West of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the fantastic mountain bike trails of Brechfa. More biking is just down the road at Afan Argoed, Glyncorrwg, and Bike Park Wales. For water lovers, we have a partnership with a local paddlesport centre with excellent access to recreational and competitive equipment and coaching.

The nearby Gower peninsular and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offer unrivaled opportunities for coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking and sea cliff climbing. On campus Outdoor Adventure Education students enjoy free access to the swimming pool, health suite, and climbing wall. The Students’ Union provides an extensive array of sporting clubs and leisure activities.

Admission requirements

96 UCAS points or subject to interview. We also welcome applications from mature students (21 or over) with relevant outdoor experience.

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Program content

  • Adventure: a risk worth taking (practical based)
  • Coaching pedagogy
  • Expedition leadership (practical based)
  • Facilitating adventurous activities
  • From desks to dens
  • Independent study (dissertation or literature review)
  • Making safety personal (practical based)
  • Personal skills development (practical based)
  • Perspectives on outdoor education
  • Professional development and practice
  • Psychology of adventure
  • The great outdoors
  • Curriculum adventure

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

This program is also available in Welsh.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career opportunities

Our Outdoor Adventure Education graduates pursue a broad range of career paths:

  • Teacher training courses (primary or secondary)
  • Graduate schemes with environmental organisations or services such as the army police or fire service.
  • Graduate placements with outdoor education centres
  • Freelance or start up their own businesses
  • Several students have been taken on as employees following successful work placements with the youth service.
  • Postgraduate study on our Master’s degree in Outdoor Education

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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