School of Adventure Studies

Start your learning adventure here

School of Adventure Studies

Start your learning adventure here

About the School

West Highland College UHI - School of Adventure Studies is located in one of the finest UK locations for adventure tourism. Natural heritage, culture, marvellous landscapes & seascapes of the West Highland Coastline and Islands, create our playground of world-renowned rivers that flow from some of Scotland’s greatest mountains to the sea.

Our full time courses, from School Link up to Degree level, offer a blend of practical and academic approaches, including National Governing Body Awards and short courses. Our academic staff and expert associate practitioners are highly experienced, qualified, some of whom are published within the field of adventure tourism. Please have a browse through our staff pages to get a feel for the breadth and depth of talent involved in the course delivery.

To find out more about what it is like to study in the Highlands on such a course, please join our Facebook page. Please contact us if you would like to know more, or; if you feel you are up to the challenge of studying in this wild and varied natural environment, you can apply online for one of our courses by clicking on the links below:

Certificate in Outdoor Adventure Broadford, Isle of Skye

Certificate in Outdoor Leadership Fort William

Adventure Tourism Management BA (Hons) Fort William

Adventure Performance & Coaching BA (Hons) Fort William

Adventure Education BA (Hons) Fort William NEW FOR 2017

Marine and Coastal Tourism BA (Hons) Fort William

Career opportunities include:

Instructing outdoor & adventure activities, adventure education, guiding, coaching, small and medium size enterprise management roles in activity centres, tourism policy positions, risk management and many more.



For enquiries about the School of Adventure Studies, call +44 (0)1397 874000 or




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