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.

Adventure student biking in winter

You can see what students have to say about their experiences of studying at the School of Adventure Studies (SOAS) and becoming part of a vibrant local outdoor community. Read the summer update magazine to find out some of what students and lecturers were up to in the last academic year.

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. You'll be learning from some of the best so browse through our staff pages to find out more about the breadth and depth of talent involved.

Please note: Changes for entry in 2021
Our current BA (Hons) Adventure Performance and Coaching has been approved to change to BSc (Hons) Adventure Performance and Coaching. This will apply to all applications made in the next academic year for start in September 2021. 

The change in title will be made on the website after September 2020. Those who are in the process of applying for or have already applied to start BA (Hons) Adventure Performance and Coaching in 2020, will be able to continue with BA (Hons) or transfer to BSc (Hons) at the start of academic year 2021.

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 Expeditions and Projects or watch our students in The Line, a film about their trek through a remote part of Namibia: