Taught course

Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education

University of Edinburgh · The Moray House of School of Education

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent is required. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Unique in Europe, and one of only a few in the world, this internationally respected MSc programme offers you the chance to develop a holistic approach to outdoor education.

Focusing on the three key elements of outdoor skills, personal and social education and environmental education, it will prepare you for a career in which you will safely conduct groups in outdoor activities while communicating and maintaining high standards of environmental ethics and sustainability.

Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical activities you will examine the critical relationship between outdoor, environmental education and sustainability, and a range of other subject areas, as well as the particular requirements for teaching these in a variety of settings, from schools, residential centres and ranger sites to charitable organisations.

As you would expect with a programme of this standing, the content meets the standards of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months
part time
72 months


full time
12 months
part time
48 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 131 650 6678