BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and Outdoor Education
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom
Full time, Part time
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If you want a highly respected degree in Environmental Science that also provides you with outdoor teaching and guiding activities, this unique degree has been designed for you.
The University of Stirling is a superb place to study Environmental Science, with our history of innovation in environmental research and study. This course blends the academic elements of our Environmental Science degree with practical training in navigation and outdoor safety.
Top reasons to study with us
#1 Our specially designed degree blends modules across Outdoor Education, Geography and Environmental Science
#2 Top 3 in Scotland for Environmental Science (National Student Survey 2023)
#3 100% of our research impact in Geography and Environmental Studies is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
You'll explore global environmental issues, contemporary environmental science, landscape evolution, and scientific techniques. In addition, you’ll learn how to design, lead and deliver outdoor programmes with environmental and ecological learning outcomes.
Our leading mountaineering instructors and outdoor specialists will teach you outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. You'll have the opportunity to complete a semester abroad, a work placement module and gain the Mountain Leader Award, endorsed by the Mountain Training Association. This is a physically demanding course requiring a good level of health, fitness and mobility. and mobility.
The Mountain Leader Award is recognised by the Mountain Training Association and the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).
We blend lecture-based teaching, substantial field-based learning about the environment and practical training in navigation, mountain hazards and outdoor safety. We’ll also train you to design and deliver outdoor courses with environmental and ecological learning outcomes.
We have strong links with outdoor education and environmental management employers, giving you the opportunity to get hands-on experience working with industrial partners during your degree.
In the outdoor education components you’ll learn from some of the UK’s top mountaineering instructors and outdoor educators. The optional but included Summer Mountain Leader Award requires you to complete a minimum of 40 quality mountain days, but all students will complete their Mountain Leader Training.
This degree requires a good level of health, fitness and mobility and a commitment to outdoor pursuits (in particular, mountain walking).
We’ve a proud history of innovation in Environmental Science. University of Stirling was one of the first universities to establish a degree course in Environmental Science in 1980 and we are still committed to training graduates with the skills valued by employers today. We offer the only Environmental Science MSci course in Scotland, which is accredited by the Institution for Environmental Sciences (IES).