University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Transcultural European Outdoor Studies

This course will help you develop the knowledge and skills to work in transculturalsettings and an Erasmus Mundus MA opens doors to employment across the world. The aim of the course is, on the one hand, to study the accumulated knowledge of the 3 central traditions of the philosophy of outdoor pedagogics - the Norwegian Friluftsliv, the English Outdoor Education and the German Erlebnisdagogik, and, on the other hand, develop a transcultural sensitivity which allows students to discern the cultural transitions and open borders between the three national concepts that have been there from the beginning and have been retained until today. For more info visit

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or comparable qualification in outdoor education, education, social sciences or environmental sciences. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via accredited prior learning (APL) procedures.

Course modules

Core modules: critical perspectives of outdoor learning; origins and development of outdoor activity; outdoor education and Friluftsliv; landscape and their outdoor practices; the adventure as Bildung; the adventure in the context of child and youth development; �being on the way� as a practice of transition; dissertation. Optional modules: experiential learning; know your place; environmental issues. Qualificatory Unit of study (Non-credit bearing): Educational expeditions.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on: Essays; projects; reflective logs and diaries; empirical research tasks; thesis; oral viva (not at UoC).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ambleside Ambleside LA22 9BB North East

Key information

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