Your Future, Your Adventure

If you love outdoor adventure and want to make a career out of your passion, the School of Adventure Studies at West Highland College UHI is the place for you.

Based mainly in Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK, and with an adventure base on the Isle of Skye, you can choose from a range of courses and degrees in the tourism, adventure and marine sectors. With majestic mountains, rivers and seas as your classroom there is no better place to study.

With alumni like elite downhill mountain bike racer Mikayla Parton, winner of The Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture, you can see what students have to say about their experiences of studying with us and becoming part of a vibrant local outdoor community.

Our academic staff and expert associate practitioners are highly experienced and qualified. Their professionalism keeps all of our courses relevant and dynamic, with a focus on employability and cutting-edge practical and academic content. Browse through our staff pages to find out more about the breadth and depth of talent.

Have a look at the range of courses and programmes we have to offer - you can follow the links to find out more and apply.

For enquiries about the School of Adventure Studies, please email

Expeditioning is in our DNA

Whichever degree you study, expedition skills and experiences are key elements. Check out our or watch our students in The Line, a film about their trek through a remote part of Namibia: