University of Chichester
Outdoor and Adventure Education BA (Hons)
University of Chichester

Key Course Facts

Course Description

If you are passionate about learning in the outdoors and want to pursue a career in teaching, professional sports coaching or work in the outdoor sector this degrees is for you. With a strong emphasis on theory in practice and a broad range of exit routes into work, our degree in Outdoor and Adventure Education will suit anyone who has a background in the outdoors or is passionate about learning through direct experience.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 17 graduates of Outdoor and Adventure Education BA (Hons) at University of Chichester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Recreation and Leisure Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
55 /100
17 total respondents


Salary of Graduates of Outdoor and Adventure Education BA (Hons) at University of Chichester

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Outdoor and Adventure Education BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £21500 £25000
25-75 percentile range £18500 - £24500 £17000 - £25500 £21000 - £30500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Recreation and Leisure Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19940 £19421 £23863
25-75 percentile range £16907 - £24016 £14961 - £23989 £18896 - £29362

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Outdoor and Adventure Education, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Outdoor and Adventure Education BA (Hons) at University of Chichester

21% Teaching Professionals
11% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
11% Therapy professionals
8% Sales occupations
8% Sports and fitness occupations
7% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Business and public service associate professionals
4% Elementary occupations
3% Caring personal services
3% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5
PTE Academic 43
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Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Chichester is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Outdoor and Adventure Education BA (Hons)

EU £14500 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £14500 year 1

Additional fee information

There is a 10% tuition fee scholarship for EU students.

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Chichester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Chichester in related subject specific rankings.


    • #33 
    • #41 
    Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

See all university rankings of University of Chichester

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About University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is a government funded university based in West Sussex, England. The main campus, known as Bishop Otter, is located in the cathedral city of Chicester. The university has another campus called Bognor Regis, situated close to Hotham Park. With 14 different departments, the university has a lot of study options to attract a variety of students.

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Where is this programme taught

Bishop Otter Campus
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