My journey to masters
This online programme aims to develop knowledge and skills in the field of support and pastoral care. All participants are expected to have some practical experience to offer and have the opportunity to be involved in aspects of supporting young people in their educational workplace setting or other appropriate agency.
This postgraduate programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people.
It meets the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support which pertain within their establishment, but in particular, within an educational setting.
The general aims of the programme are to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways:
In addition, each module has specific aims relevant to the content covered.
We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to change. Further information about potential changes can be viewed here.
Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.
Students and tutors work in a MyAberdeen virtual leading environment. A reasonable ability in ICT will therefore be necessary to cope with blended or e-learning delivery. Communication by web cam will be expected in addition. Modules will be taken on a part-time basis and participants are required to reach PG Diploma level (120 credits) normally within 2 years - 3 at the outset. It is expected that participants will have had some practical experience to share, be willing to work collaboratively in study buddy groups on set discussion tasks and have the opportunity to be involved in aspects of support in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency.
A wide range of assessment instruments are deployed within and across courses to ensure the validity, reliability and vitality of assessment in support of personal growth and professional development.
Formative assessment is an important component of modules and programmes. Formative assessment may involve tutor, peer or self-assessment. Formatives are worth 25% each and the summative submission is worth 50% of the final grade.
My journey to masters
This postgraduate programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people. It aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support which pertain within their establishment, but in particular, within an educational setting.
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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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
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.
Qualifications gained by successful candidates often leads to enhanced promotional prospects in the candidates work place setting.
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.
Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support is one of 15 highly successful programmes on offer within the School of Education's postgraduate portfolio.
You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time.
All course work is delivered within the MyAberdeen Ultra Virtual Learning Environment and through Blackboard Collaborate online meeting rooms.