How You'll Study
You study with highly-qualified tutors using the MyAberdeen Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) therefore, good working knowledge of ICT and communication using webcam facilities is required to engage with the online learning platform.
Our study routes
You can choose to study for:
- Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) – 60 credits – 12 months
- Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) – 120 credits – 24 months
- Master of Science Degree (MSc) – 180 credits – 36 months
You engage in a range of assessments to support your personal growth and professional development. Across our courses, you may undertake tutor, peer, or self-assessments. You have assessments in many formative and summative ways throughout the course.
You must work with or have practical experience supporting children, young people, and adults within an educational workplace setting or other appropriate agency to enable collaborative discussion across the modules offered.
The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.
Entry requirements for this programme as with other PGT programmes is an honours degree at 2:2 or above from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted at the discretion of the Programme Director subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of experience, appropriate to the field of study.
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English Language Requirements
To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59
Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency:
OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
Read more about specific English Language requirements here.
You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.
a degree certificate showing your qualifications
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme
Reference x 2
two reference letters, one of which should be from your university discussing your academic ability. If you have been out of education for a long time you may wish to use your current or most recent employers, or other professional individuals
Should your programme necessitate a visit to the University you may find the following information helpful.
This part-time, online programme is accredited by the University of Aberdeen and participants are drawn from full time teachers, mainly from the secondary educational sector, although it is open to primary and FE colleagues to join us. In addition, this programme is open to professionals in Health, Social Work and Community Education.