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Outdoor Adventure and Environmental Studies BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Ambleside

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

With the rich landscape of the Lake District National Park on your doorstep, there's no better place to gain outdoor adventure skills while learning about the environment.This course will draw on your thirst for adventure and take you on an expedition that'll enhance your geographical, cultural, anthropological and ecological knowledge and surrounded by more than 150 lofty peaks, 16 lakes and an abundance of rivers.You won't be stuck in a classroom, you'll learn by doing and honing your outdoor skills, while studying, critically evaluating and researching the environment surrounding you.Plus, you'll have work-experience and networking opportunities with leading UK outdoor employers, which for some former students has led to employment.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**- Explore the outdoors while developing academic, critical-thinking and valuable life skills- Develop and enhance your competencies in outdoor activities (eg: mountaineering, paddling and caving) and environmental field skills- Learn about the environment via exciting field studies in the UK and abroad, including an international field course in Northern Spain in the Picos de Europa Mountains- Develop your ability to work with people and to develop their health and well-being.Optional modules include outdoor education, Geography, Adventurous learning modules and therapeutic applications in the outdoors- Taught by tutors who are active in the outdoors, environmental contexts and conduct international research- Evaluate current outdoor practice and philosophies- Great facilities, including indoor climbing walls, outdoor stores and lakeside accessWell-equipped and including kayaks, canoes, climbing gear and expedition kit, for you to borrow at no extra cost- Gain valuable commercial and entrepreneurial skills and enhancing your employability- Opportunity for work-based experience in some modules- Visits to and from employers and external organisations to hone your skills to gain employmentIf you enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about making a difference to the ecological, geographical, health and well-being and sustainability challenges faced by our modern day world, this course will prepare you for that.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 81 7

    75th out of 84 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 58%

    59th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    36th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    124 62%

    48th

    24
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    70th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    83rd

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