BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education

Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education is our unique course blending academic Environmental Geography with practical teaching on running outdoor activities. Be the difference outdoors!

Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021, September 2022
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code Y21C
  • Study abroad opportunities


Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), Mountain Training Association

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If you want a science degree in Environmental Geography  that also provides you with outdoor teaching and guiding activities, this unique degree has been designed for you.

Our course blends the academic foundation of our Environmental Geography degree with practical teaching on leading and guiding groups outdoors, and providing educational activities with a geographical and environmental emphasis. You’ll explore core issues in geography, human impacts on our planet, biogeography and practical scientific techniques. Our field courses and practical teaching will give you further valuable hands-on experience.

Our leading mountaineering instructors and outdoor specialists will teach you outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to complete a work placement module and gain the Mountain Leader Award, endorsed by the Mountain Training Association. This is a physically demanding degree, requiring a certain level of health, fitness and mobility.

Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

The Mountain Leader Award is recognised by the Mountain Training Association and the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

Prizes or awards

At the end of Year 3 the Altajir scholarship of £500 to the two best performing students in environmental science and environmental geography.

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