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Full time & Part time See Course MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Education (11) Environmental Sciences (13)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc in Outdoor Environmental Education at the University of Hertfordshire. This esteemed programme is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the flourishing environmental education sector. Through a blend of theory and practical fieldwork, you will master the art of connecting theory to real-world scenarios, fostering a deep understanding of sustainable development, biodiversity loss, and climate emergency issues. The course's unique curriculum offers immersive learning experiences, empowering you to make a meaningful social contribution through innovative assessments. With a focus on inclusivity and reflexive teaching, you will be guided to become a versatile and inspiring educator. The programme's strong industry connections ensure valuable networking opportunities with experts in the field, enhancing your employability prospects. Join us if you are passionate about nature, eager to make a positive impact, and ready to embrace a dynamic and rewarding career in outdoor environmental education. Entry requirements include a 2:2 classification in any undergraduate degree and English language proficiency. Unlock your potential and shape the future of environmental education with us.

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Why choose Herts?

  • Excellent reputation: Ranked 1st as best university provider for Teacher Training in the UK (NSS).
  • Employment prospects: There is a significant call from the government, national charities, conservation trusts and schools for outdoor environmental education. It is a growing sector in high demand. We offer opportunities to gain governing body and nationally recognised qualifications in addition to your postgraduate degree, making you highly employable.
  • Industry connections: Our course places a strong emphasis on networking with experts and professionals in the sector. From our seminar series to real-world briefs, you’ll benefit from expert feedback and experience throughout your studies.

About the course

The climate emergency and global pandemic have highlighted the importance of spending time in natural environments. Our intrinsic link to the world around us is unbreakable. It demands care, respect and creative solutions. To keep ourselves safe, we have seen all aspects of life, from social, recreation, education, transportation and even employment, benefit from taking a nature-centred approach. Educators have moved away from stationary classrooms and utilised outdoor education more and more. There is a growing need to learn in and from our local environment. There is an urgent need to care for it. The environmental education sector is flourishing.

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Entry Requirements

2:2 (or equivalent) classification in any undergraduate degree or international equivalent qualification
GCSE or equivalent English Grade 4/Grade C and above
Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide evidence of English language proficiency equivalent to overall IELTS Academic score 7.0 with 6.5 minimum in each band OR credits achieved through other education or allied programmes of study


UK Students
Full time: £9750 for the 2022/2023 academic year
Part time: £810 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year

EU/International Students
Full time: £14750 for the 2022/2023 academic year
Part time: £1230 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year

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