University of Edinburgh

MSc Outdoor Environmental & Sutainability Education


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Outdoor Environmental & Sutainability Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Unique in Europe, and one of only a few in the world, this internationally respected programme offers you the chance to develop a holistic approach to educating in the outdoors with a specific emphasis on environmental and sustainability education.


This programme will prepare you for a career in which you will facilitate learning that focuses on

themes of environmental, sustainability, and ecological education. The emphasis is on developing the knowledge, understanding, and judgement necessary to facilitate meaningful learning in, for, and through the outdoors. You will consider a range of connected subject areas as well as the particular demands for teaching these in a variety of settings — from schools, residential centres, and ranger sites, to charitable or not-for-profit organisations.


You will develop your intellectual skills through critically assessing theoretical, professional, and academic issues while honing transferable skills such as environmental literacy and oral communication. You will also expand your understanding and personal practice of educating outdoors through a range of professional development activities.



This industry-recognised qualification will allow you to take on roles in outdoor education and sustainability, in an education setting, be it in schools, through community education or for charitable organisations. Completion of the MSc degree will enable you to continue onto advanced

research, and a possible academic career. You will also develop highly transferable skills, such as communication and project management, which can be applied in any field.



·         Our reputation for excellence

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past. Join us and you’ll join a world-leading university, currently ranked 19th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016-17).


·         Our diverse and welcoming community

In the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, our graduate community of over 300 students is international, making the School the ideal environment in which to share ideas, collaborate on research, gain new perspectives and meet like-minded individuals. We have an active academic and social life involving regular workshops, seminars, conferences and symposia across all three subject areas, as well as many informal gatherings and events.


·         Our historic city

Edinburgh offers a historical heart with a thriving, modern culture and is consistently voted the most desirable place to live in Britain. Based in the Old Town in a splendid historical building, our School is a thriving, vibrant hub of intellectual and cultural life.


The University of Edinburgh

Eligibility Requirements:

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in archaeology or a related subject (such as anthropology) or a subject in which archaeology figures prominently. If your first language is not English, you will also be required to meet English Language requirements.

International Student Requirements:

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, and you will come to the UK to study for more than six months, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa. You will also need to apply for a Tier 4 visa if you wish to do a work placement as part of your studies, or look for a part time job.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Find Schools