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Outdoor Education or Outdoor Learning, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Course Overview

The Outdoor Education or Outdoor Learning offered by Plymouth Marjon University is a research-focused degree where you will work with your supervisor to identify the range and scope of your studies. It is anticipated that one of the course projects will lead to a joint publication with your supervisor.

This Masters degree is ideal for part-time study to fit in with your work, and can also be studied full-time. This flexible course is carefully structured, with three supervised projects based on a theme related to your field. Taking an action research approach, we encourage students to explore issues within their professional context in order to improve their knowledge and understanding.

You’ll be supported throughout the research process with a clear structure and approach. You’ll be assigned a project supervisor for each stage with expertise in the chosen area.

Students will also take part in research workshops in which they’ll explore particular research themes with other students. As a participant on this course, you’ll have full access to a wide range of electronic resources, as well as additional tutorial support where necessary.

What might you become?

Recent MRes graduates are lecturing in Further and Higher Education, progressing in their current organisation or career path. The programme provides a good grounding in the research process and can be used as a stepping stone into Doctoral research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Stage one: PG Cert - Conceptual & Theoretical Discourses
  • Stage two: PG Dip - Contemporary Contextual Issues
  • Stage three: Masters Project - Developmental Considerations
  • Research methods for postgraduate study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • It is anticipated that applicants will be 21 years of age or over and will be graduates already  engaged in work within the outdoor profession. International students are welcome, you can study remotely given the flexible nature of the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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