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The MA Outdoor Education programme has been developed to meet the needs of practitioners and graduates working in outdoor education in the UK and further afield. It brings theory and practice together to develop a higher level understanding of outdoor education as a distinctively alternative form of learning.The course is unique in the UK in adopting a sociocultural approach to better understanding a range of key issues including the nature of adventure, sense of place pedagogy, informal
The MA Outdoor Education programme has been developed to meet the needs of practitioners and graduates working in outdoor education in the UK and further afield. It brings theory and practice together to develop a higher level understanding of outdoor education as a distinctively alternative form of learning.
The course is unique in the UK in adopting a sociocultural approach to better understanding a range of key issues including the nature of adventure, sense of place pedagogy, informal learning, facilitating experiential learning, relationships with nature and healthy outdoor communities. In addition, it supports students in conducting smallscale research studies to inform evidence-based practice.
Blended learning delivery (two weekends per module plus tutorials and eLearning support)
Creative and diverse assessment methods
Eligible for postgraduate loan support
Extensive outdoor sector networks and professional links
Flexible study options with three exit awards to suit student requirements
Full-time (1-2 years) and part-time (2-4 years) modes of study
Internationally renowned guest speakers
Outdoor and experiential focus to all outdoor weekend workshops
Research active and published staff and students who are passionate about outdoor pedagogy
Socio-cultural perspective on key issues
Subsidised access to expeditions
Subsidised NGB qualification opportunities
The programme uses a range of assessment techniques designed to develop postgraduate level knowledge, skills and competencies. These include: seminar presentations, research proposals, research reports, essays, reflective journals, academic interviews and blogs.
All assessments link theory with practice and require students to undertake empirical research as the basis for further developing their critical skills and an evidence-based personal philosophy of Outdoor Education.
The degree would be of particular interest to outdoor professionals who are:
Seeking career advancement as teachers, centre managers, youth workers, community development officers, environmental education officers, adventure guides, outdoor instructors and recent graduates.
Wishing to undertake Continuing Professional development
Considering further study at PhD level
It will be of particular interest to outdoor professionals who are:
Inquisitive & critical in their outlook
Inspired by the potential of Outdoor Education to offer an alternative approach to learning & teaching
Motivated to challenge their own beliefs and learn from other cultures
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining in 2013, created the university people we know today.
As a result of these mergers, UWTSD has its three main campuses in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. The university now also has a campus in London. In addition to that, there are UWTSD learning centres in Cardiff and Birmingham.