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Early Years

University of Aberdeen

36 months
2190 GBP/module
750 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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The Early Years programme of the University of Aberdeen aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified educationalists wishing 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 through part-time study by e-learning.


At a Glance

The programme has a 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.

The aims of the Early Years programme of the University of Aberdeen are to enhance and extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways:

  • developing advanced knowledge and understanding of educational issues and theories in Early Years Education (0 – 8)
  • developing the capacity to analyse critically evidence and arguments to support professional judgements in complex and ambiguous situations relating to Early Years Education
  • making an informed contribution to current educational debates and discussions concerning Early Years Education
  • applying advanced knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical perspectives and approaches to enhance personal professional practice in a variety of Early Years settings
  • developing the capacity to shape and lead change in a variety of policy and practice settings
  • exploiting opportunities to use research to generate professional knowledge and enhance policy and practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enhanced Practice in Early Years Education (Own Setting) 
  • Wider Perspectives for Enhanced Practice in Early Years Education
  • Language Development from Pre - Birth to 8
  • Research Methods for Professional Learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will be graduates who have achieved the Standard for full registration with The General Teaching Council for Scotland, or equivalent or graduate of BA Childhood Practice Degrees.
  • 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.
  • English Language Requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2190 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2190 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • National

    750 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • Charged on a modular basis per 30 credits.


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