Taught course

Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support MEd

University of Aberdeen · School of Education

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Are you in any kind of education, community work or work with young people? This programme develops your skills, knowledge, understanding, and critical evaluation to support young people in an educational or similar setting. You study support in action, academic literature, research, managing personal support in schools, curriculum guidance and education for enterprise and other courses. You gain advocacy skills to change situations and improve practice. This programme fits around your life and allows you to study online.

Courses include: Care and Support in Action, Managing Personal Support in Schools, Counselling and Mentoring Approaches in Education Settings, Critical Approaches to Academic Literature, Research Methods, Work - Based Project/Dissertation. Optional courses in: Personal and Social Development Health and Wellbeing, Curriculum Careers Guidance and Education and Enterprise.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • The programme is well known nationally by agency managers within the public sector and it contributes towards different thinking within pastoral care based on solid research
  • You can study this programme to improve your pastoral care skills and knowledge or to work towards promotion or different types of work within the area of guidance and support.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September, January
  • Delivery – Online
  • Study Options – Part Time 12 months, 24 months or 36 months
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Qualification and course duration


36 months


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12 months

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