Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography and Outdoor Education
This programme combines the study of the Geography, Landscape and Adventure. Graduates will be empowered to promote careful use and management of an increasingly threatened natural world and to educate others in wise use and sustainable practice.
Graduates will be well placed to manage the different and sometimes conflicting interests between rural land uses such as farming, tourism, outdoor recreation, nature conservation, forestry, and alternative energy solutions.
Graduates will also have the skills to deliver adventure programmes and interpret the landscape history of the countryside for their clients. You will work towards National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications in adventure sports while building experience in delivering educational and adventure tourism programmes. Mayo's mountains and the wild Atlantic coast provide an ideal location for fieldwork and practical parts of the course.
For more course information, please see the Prospective Student Handbook 2021 here.
View our Outdoor Education Brochure here.
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Why Study this course?
The course will allow progression to the Professional Master of Education to teach Geography and as well as access a wide range of careers of relevance to geography, the environment and the outdoors
Mayo's mountain's and wild Atlantic coast provide an ideal location for this programme of study
Students will have the opportunity to take part in an exchange programme with Western Carolina University, USA where they will study Parks and Recreation for a year in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Students can also spend a semester in Sweden in the University of Galva studying Artic Ecology.