You are taught through a combination of workshops, lectures, seminars, outdoor and laboratory practicals. Workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and laboratory practicals are focused on developing subject specific skills and applied individual and group project work. The outdoor practicals will be based in a variety of locations, locally and further afield, and are focused on developing the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively lead and coach a variety of adventurous activities. In the first two years, you will develop an understanding of the scientific and professional context of outdoor adventure activities, with the chance to gain skills and experience in both water and land-based activities.
In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years. You have an opportunity to undertake a work-based placement during the summer break between years 2 & 3. There are also opportunities for a semester overseas during year 2; Minnesota in semester 1 and Norway in semester 2. In the final year, you will conduct an Expedition Leadership module and a research project in an area of your choice, as well as studying a range of modules in areas such as environmental ethics, developing professional practice and understanding contemporary issues.
Opportunities exist to gain additional, optional, National Governing Body Awards in a range of adventurous activities and to take part in additional trips.
NB. these may incur additional costs on top of your tuition fees.
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(This page will be changed to the new course title once the new course title is approved. This will not pose a technical problem to those students who have access to the current Facebook page)