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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Outdoor Adventure Education

UCAS Code: X391

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Achieve 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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We will accept triple grades gained from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

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94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Recreation and leisure studies

This is an active degree that uses traditional outdoor activities such as climbing, kayaking, hillwalking, sailing, forest schools and coasteering as fieldwork experiences upon which to base your learning. It explores how people learn about themselves by working in natural environments. You will discover how to bring out the best in others, helping them to deal with physical and emotional challenges, how to build co-operative teams and provide appropriate levels of support.
You will develop skills in team working, creative problem solving, effective communication, client awareness, self-management and resilience, as well as developing your technical outdoor activity skills. This group becomes particularly close-knit and supportive, as a collection of like-minded enthusiasts.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Study with an experienced, passionate academic team with 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017 and 2018.
• Your classrooms are the stunning scenery of Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful rivers, estuaries and surfing beaches of Devon and Cornwall.
• Technical equipment is provided and available for your own adventures at no extra cost.
• There are opportunities to study abroad in Canada or Iceland or take up international placements with Camp America.

**What might I become?**
This course leads to a variety of professional education-based roles. You may choose to teach, where your skillset can set you apart. You may work for expedition companies, in outdoor centres, as an outdoor learning specialist in schools, at adventure holiday companies, or you may set up your own business. Graduates also join the uniformed public services, both emergency and the military.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Outdoor Adventure Education at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.

Modules

Marlies - Third year, Outdoor Adventure Education;
“The first year of the course was very active as we learnt all the basics in kayaking, canoeing, climbing and navigation, as well as how to research and think academically. In the second year our basic skills became more advanced through traditional climbing, sea kayaking and mountain biking. In the third year, we got to choose an area to specialise in and we will do a placement in an organisation of our choice or learn more about how to run our own business.”

1st Year
Introduction to experiential outdoor education
Land based adventure sport
Expeditions: theory & practice
Professional & personal development
Foundations of coaching & instructing
Applied physiology & psychology for outdoor adventure

2nd Year
Place based outdoor education
Environmental awareness through adventure sport
Managing expeditions on the water
Leadership in the mountains
Research methods in education
Forest School & outdoor learning
Placement learning

3rd Year
Honours project
Current issues in outdoor practice
Advanced outdoor practice
Placement learning
Entrepreneurship & small business management
Creative practice for outdoor learning

Assessment methods

No exams. 100% coursework including a variety of assessments including essays, reports, presentations, practical participation, negotiated assessments and research projects.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

Institute of Education

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