Taught course

Outdoor Practice

University of Central Lancashire · School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Entry requirements

Students require a good honours degree (or equivalent) in which a major part of their studies has incorporated aspects of outdoor/adventure or related disciplines (e.g. environmental education, teaching, coaching etc.).

Other graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of outdoor practice or who have significant experience in the outdoor industry will also be considered for entry.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Outdoor Practice is designed to enable those working in the broad professional environment of the outdoors to engage with postgraduate study. It is delivered by a team of practitioners, educationalists and researchers in the outdoors. The first year of the course involves taught modules which are delivered at weekends, with subsequent modules providing the opportunity to specialise in your own field of practice through research and/or innovation. A special feature of this innovative course is the flexibility to accommodate a diverse range of interests and promote learning through a portfolio of assessments that appropriately meet the needs of students. Thus, the ethos of the course is to enable students to follow their interests and design their own pathway through a master's programme.

Information for international students

Students where English is not the first language need to demonstrate their ability in the English language through obtaining an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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