University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

Outdoor Education

The programme has been developed to meet the needs of practitioners and graduates working in outdoor education; it brings together in depth theoretical study and professional practice to develop a higher level understanding of outdoor education as a distinctively alternative form of learning; central to the course is a belief in outdoor education as a process of experiential and holistic learning that can help individuals to better understand their personal values, relationships with others and the natural world; the course explores outdoor education from a socio-educational perspective and addresses key issues linking individual practice to national and international concerns such as sustainability, the nature of adventure, formalising the informal, professionalism, facilitating experiential learning, relationships with nature and healthy outdoor communities.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the programmes are dependant on the background of individual applicants and consideration is given to professional and recreational experience, prior educational awards, written and verbal communication skills and career aspirations; applicants are interviewed to be accepted on to the programme.

Course modules

All years: philosophical and cultural perspectives on outdoor education; facilitating learning through experience; issues and practice in outdoor education; researching outdoor practice; outdoor education internship; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Combination of project portfolios, reflective journals, seminar presentations, action research proposals and written assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 3,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 1,250 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 3,333 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time £ 2,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 6,667 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Carmarthen Campus Carmarthen SA31 3EP Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
01267 676716