Taught course

Early Years Education

University of Aberdeen · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants will be graduates who have achieved the Standard for full Registration with The General Teaching Council for Scotland, or equivalent. They must have previous relevant experience and be able to undertake studies and related developments in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified educationalists who wish 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 (0 - 8) through part-time study by e-learning.

The distinctive feature of the programme is its 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.

Information for international students

The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

School of Education
+44 (0) 1224 274502