BA honours in Geography and Outdoor Education

This programme combines the study of the Geography, Landscape and Adventure. Students explore and examine the geology, archaeology and ecology of the Irish landscape and realise the potential of adventure tourism, green exercise and nature therapy. 

Mayo’s mountain’s and the wild Atlantic coast provide an ideal location for the fieldwork elements of the course. 

Students learn about the careful management of an increasingly threatened natural world and how to educate others in sustainable practise. Graduates will be well placed to manage the sometimes different interests between rural landuses such as farming, tourism, outdoor recreation, nature conservation, forestry and alternative energy solutions. 

Graduates will also have the skills to deliver adventure programmes and interpret the landscape history of the countryside. Students gain  qualifications in adventure sports while building experience in delivering educational and adventure tourism programmes. 

Career opportunities 

Graduates may progress to the Professional Master of Education programme to teach Geography at second level. 

Graduates can pursue careers in the area of, Countryside Recreation Management, Trail Design, Spatial Planning, Nature Conservation, Geographical Information Systems, Rural and Community Development, Environmental Education, Sport Development, Coaching and Eco/Adventure Tourism. 

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