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Early Years, MEd, PgCert or PgDip

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    MEd - Master of Education

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

The programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified educationalists wishing to advance their skills and knowledge, enhance their professional practice, and extend their capacity to lead and shape change in a range of educational settings through part-time study by e-learning.

The programme has a strong focus on Early Years Education through transformative professionalism – an enhanced and extended professionalism which has at its core the need for practitioners to take evidence-based action to generate professional knowledge and move practice forward.

This form of professionalism, in contrast with older formulations, is characterised not by self interest and external regulation, but rather by the motivation to contribute to the collaborative development of practice and make informed contributions to professional debate.

The aims of the programme are to enhance and extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways:

  • developing advanced knowledge and understanding of educational issues and theories in Early Years Education (0 – 8)
  • developing the capacity to analyse critically evidence and arguments to support professional judgements in complex and ambiguous situations relating to Early Years Education
  • making an informed contribution to current educational debates and discussions concerning Early Years Education
  • applying advanced knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical perspectives and approaches to enhance personal professional practice in a variety of Early Years settings
  • developing the capacity to shape and lead change in a variety of policy and practice settings
  • exploiting opportunities to use research to generate professional knowledge and enhance policy and practice.

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond. Students can progress into the MEd after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    171 86%

    9th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    78th

    13

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