Taught course

Outdoor Education

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

This course is based around professional practice and is only open to applicants who are engaged in outdoor education and have the opportunity and relevant permission to conduct research in the work place. Students must normally have a 2:1 classification in a related degree. Students who hold a related degree with a classification of either 2:2 (or below), or an unrelated degree will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate outdoor education experience. All applicants for this course will be interviewed, and selection to the course will be based on the selection criteria. As student numbers are limited on this course, admission may be delayed until there is space on the course Admissions/selection criteria Applicants who fulfil the entry requirements will be selected on their ability to demonstrate through their application and, at interview, knowledge, skills and experience. Candidates with an acceptable academic background and/or relevant work experience may apply for Accreditation of prior learning and experience. It is advisable for candidates to discuss this with the Course Leader initially, although claims for APL or APEL may be made during the course

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA in Outdoor Education provides a postgraduate qualification for managers, leaders and professionals in Outdoor Education who want to demonstrate excellence in their chosen field by achieving a recognised benchmark whilst being free to choose a learning route designed to meet their individual needs and those of the organizations in which they operate.

A key feature of the degree is the use made of work based learning and action research methods in a structured and rigorous process. This places an emphasis on using real-time business / organisational / theoretical issues as the basis for action, learning and change, providing benefits for both the individual and their organisation.

At the heart of the programme are the Work Based Projects. These are designed to equip students with enhanced knowledge, skills, practice and expertise in their field and may be chosen from a bank of questions or self designed. They enable the student to explore areas of their professional practice and develop new knowledge and skill within a specific context. Students are encouraged to explore a range of learning areas in their work based projects and Dissertation modules, these might include: organisational and strategic management; teaching and learning in the outdoors; personal development and experiential learning; environmental and aesthetic aspects of practice, international approaches to outdoor education; safety and risk management, as well as topics related to specific outdoor activities.

Fees and funding

Employer or self funded.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
48 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment80
Dissertation20 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
pg-admissions@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 855111
Fax
01905 855377