Solent University
Campus: Southampton Solent University , Southampton
Adventure and Outdoor Management
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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The curriculum was constructed with vital transferable business skills in mind. Whether it be finance, human resources or site management, this course aims to equip learners with the knowledge they need to succeed in managerial roles.

The beginning of the course covers a range of topics and aims to give learners a broad knowledge of the industry. During the second year students are encouraged to explore their particular areas of interest through application to assessments and research projects. In the third year of study, students are able to specialise and pursue optional units that relate to their desired career.

Students are also offered the opportunity to undertake flexible work placements before the end of year two, encouraging the development of real-world skills in a ‘live’ industry setting. This placement can also be carried out abroad, which is ideal for those considering employment overseas at the end of their degree.

Students are given the chance to study NGBs. These extra qualifications help to ensure that when it’s time to look for a professional role, Solent graduates stand out from the crowd. These NGBs include: RYA Safety boat, Dinghy Instructor/BMC Climbing Wall Award – Training, NICAS and lead climbing/BCU star awards.

Some NGB’s are delivered as part of the course, whereas others can be undertaken as extracurricular enrichment activities. Students are also encouraged to engage with Solent’s many clubs and societies.


  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Leisure Marketing
  • Financial Planning and Reporting
  • Principles of Outdoor Coaching
  • Introduction to the Adventure Industry
  • Event and Activity Safety Operations
  • Managing Service Operations
  • Research Methods for the Leisure Services Industry
  • Work-Based Professional Studies
  • Adventure and Outdoor Recreation
  • Coaching in the Outdoor Environment
  • Outdoor Education
Core units
  • Strategy for Business
  • Contemporary Issues within the Adventure and Outdoor Sector


  • Sociology of Adventure and Extreme Sports
  • Business Start Up
  • Human Resource Management
  • Dissertation for the Leisure Services Industry
  • Effective Marketing Communications
  • Hospitality Management
  • Games Based Coaching
  • Project (Sport)

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The adventure and outdoor sports industry is extraordinarily broad, giving you a chance to combine the activities you love with a lucrative career.

You’ll be well placed to find a management role at an existing company in this fast-growing, exciting industry; or if you’re interested in starting your own business Solent provides extensive support and advice for student and graduate entrepreneurs.

Career management opportunities through teaching, coaching, facilitating, instructing, co-ordination, marketing, selling, developing in the following industry areas:

  • Outdoor adventure centres
  • Schools and colleges
  • Military / public services
  • Youth and community services
  • National governing body agencies
  • Adventure event companies
  • Corporate entertainment
  • Retail - equipment and clothing
  • Adventure media
  • Health, social and welfare services.

Do I Have To Pay?

Not if you are a National of one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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Congratulations, you are eligible for 100% tuition fee funding from the British Government. For more information visit our Student Finance page.

After submitting your application to the University, and being accepted, Ucademics will guide you through all the steps needed for you to apply to the student finance program.

UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

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Solent University
East Park Terrace
SO14 0RT
023 8031 9039
023 8022 2259

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