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  1. Community Learning and Development

    MSc / PGDip

    University of Aberdeen - School of Education

    The Programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified professionals who wish to extend their roles, responsibilities and contribution. This capacity to make an extended contribution is especially important for mid-career professionals who face the need to re-construct current professional practice and knowledge to meet the challenge of ever-more rapid and significant change, and who work in situations where management is devolved or distributed and many are required to lead project-driven change aimed at the enhancement of practice.

  2. Autism & Learning

    MEd / PGDip / PGCert

    University of Aberdeen - School of Education

    The specific aims of the programme are as follows: To develop knowledge and critical understanding of the concept of inclusion and associated principles of equality, social justice, participation and partnership. To develop a deep understanding of the complex conceptual issues in Autism, and the key theories, principles and issues in the field.

  3. Social and Educational Research


    University of Aberdeen - School of Education

    AimsThe programme seeks to provide education and training in the philosophy, traditions and techniques of social/educational research including opportunities to gain knowledge, understanding and skills in quantitative and qualitative methods; and in transferable skills to enable participants to communicate research findings to a wide range of audiences.As such it has two complementary purposes:- It is intended to be a stand alone programme that combines both specialist Education courses and a dissertation with general research training provision to create a programme of taught courses in educational research to equip participants to become independent educational researchers within or outwith academia e.g. practitioners working in schools and in other children's services settings.- It provides a formal training structure for the preliminary year of research leading to a doctorate by thesis.The MRes (Education) aims to assist participants to become:- skilled in the rigorous formulation of research questions and their translation into practical research designs- knowledgeable about the epistemological and ontological questions that underpin educational research- knowledgeable about collecting data by means of qualitative and quantitative methods- knowledgeable about techniques of data analysis and their appropriate application to educational inquiry.Syllabus:Social/Educational Research: policy and practice (15 SM Points) Introduction to Educational Research Design (15 SM Pointts) Quantitative and Qualitative Methods & Data Analysis in Education (30 SM Points Philosophical and methodological perspectives in research design. (15 SM Points) Educational research design: method, analysis and interpretation (30 SM Points) Research Dissemination (15 SM Points) Dissertation (60 SM points) Participants who complete successfully the first three courses and 60 credits may exit with a certificate. Those who complete successfully the first seven courses and 120 credits may exit with a diploma.

  4. Plurilingual Education

    MEd / PGCert

    University of Aberdeen - School of Education

    The Postraduate Certificate in Plurilingual Education is a response to the growing needs of professionals working in different countries with learners whose first language is not the same as the language of instruction.The rationale for the programme is to provide a deeper understanding of the demands of plurilingual contexts and their relevance to classroom practice including CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), EAL (English as an Additional Language), immersion and bilingual education.The programme addresses the needs of linguistic global change and its impact on professional learning communities. It is aimed at those who wish to advance their skills and knowledge of plurilingual education, enhance their professional practice, and extend their capacity to lead and shape change in the rapidly growing field where a range of languages is used as a medium for learning.

  5. Studies in Mindfulness

    MSc / PGDip / PGCert

    University of Aberdeen - School of Education

    The programme seeks to meet the needs of experienced practitioners from a variety of settings who aim to enhance their practice and extend their professionalism. It must be stressed that the Studies in Mindfulness programme is not only academic.

  6. Person Centred Counselling

    PGDip / PGCert

    University of Aberdeen - School of Education

    The Postgraduate Diploma programme is equivalent to a professional training in Person-Centred counselling and is validated by Cosca.The overall aim of the programme is to offer a sufficiently safe, supportive yet challenging learning environment that will enable participants to develop and demonstrate those personal qualities and professional skills deemed necessary for competent and reflective practitioners. Self awareness, counselling theory, practice and research will be integrated to a level that will enable course members to engage with therapeutic process in a range of counselling relationships.Trainee counsellors will acquire the ability to: develop a sound knowledge of the philosophies, theories, research and practice concerning person centred counselling; communicate a high level of awareness of and competence in counselling skills; demonstrate an understanding of therapeutic process; raise awareness of professional developmental needs and of the importance of the full use of counselling supervision, in individual and group settings; evaluate the importance of personal development in relation to training as a counsellor; consider the effect of personal experience and values and attitudes on counsellor functioning; gain critical understanding of the place counselling occupies in the field of counselling and the role counselling plays in society as a whole; place individual counselling practice within a sound ethical framework as outlined in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and the COSCA Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.The Dissertation or Counselling Related Research Study provides a focus for participants to review their professional development, practice and interests to date, to identify an area for investigation and to plan, implement and write up their research leading to an MSc in Counselling.

  7. Pastoral Studies


    University of Aberdeen - School of Divinity, History and Philosophy

    Aims:For those who have academic and pastoral experience but who do not wish to undertake specialised research, the School offers a one-year course leading to the Diploma in Pastoral Studies.The course provides a theological and vocational training for people with a particular interest in the pastoral ministry. It is open to anyone with an interest in this area but is particularly useful for those entering into or currently involved in ministry in various contexts.Syllabus:The course is based on a curriculum from which students must choose three subjects and an assessed fieldwork placement.

  8. Inclusive Practice


    University of Aberdeen - School of Education

    The programme aims to help practitioners review and enhance the learning experience of all children and young people, including those with additional support needs. It endeavours to give experienced practitioners the time, opportunity and support to examine existing practice in the light of new knowledge and insights.

  9. Effective Teaching in Numeracy


    University of Aberdeen - College of Arts and Social Sciences

    The Programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified teachers, particularly those with numeracy coordinator roles within the primary and secondary sectors, who wish to advance their skills and knowledge, enhance their professional practice and extend their capacity to lead and shape change. The aims of the programme are to enhance and extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in relation to effective teaching of numeracy.

  10. Social Cognitive Neuroscience

    MSc / PGDip / PGCert

    University of Aberdeen - School of Psychology

    This interdisciplinary degree programme is based in the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen. The programme is co-ordinated by Dr David Turk and Professor Neil Macrae.


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