Expeditions and Projects



Whichever degree you study, expedition skills and experiences are key elements. Here are some examples from 2019:


An 11 day expedition on The Ardèche river exploring opportunities within the Ardèche river system to develop new routes - and expand existing routes - for light inflatable pack rafts.


A self-supported 8 day canoe expedition in the wilderness environment of the Adirondack State Park, New York State, working in partnership with New York State University of Plattsburg.


This 6 day expedition undertook a survey of the boundary fence between the Namibrand nature reserve and the Namib-naukluft National Park in Namibia. The expedition covered 60km with data collected being instrumental in Namibrand’s bid to have the whole 100+ kms of boundary fence removed. This will improve the ecology of the area and facilitate the movement of animals.


Marine and Coastal Tourism students went on expedition with German-based company Áetem which aims to foster a community of environmentally mindedsea-trekking professionals.

Professional Adventure Projects

Your final year project is a unique approach to the idea of research developed by SOAS and brilliantly suited to the kind of career that you may be following. 

Got a great idea, or see the need for a new product? Here is your chance to roll up your sleeves and be creative. 

Our student projects are already emerging as real-world innovations and attracting attention from national organisations such as the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Project ideas have included:

  • West Coast Snorkel Trail – bringing new access and opportunities
  • Conservation and Musical Creation: a fusion of music, wild places and creativity
  • Developing a Sustainable Tourism Strategy for a remote Iceland community
  • Creating Therapeutic Adventure coaching solutions for people with chronic illness