University of Aberdeen

48 months
1940 GBP/module
670 GBP/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Masters in Education programme at University of Aberdeen  is a flexible route to a Master’s qualification which is designed in a way which allows all professionals to construct a programme of study aligned to their own specific interests and responsibilities. For participants in schools the courses are aligned with the Standard for Career Long Professional Development (CLPD).


Masters in Education programme at University of Aberdeen aims to enhance and extend the capability, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways by: 

  • developing a critical understanding of the principal theories and concepts of the topics studied together with a knowledge of major policy issues.
  • increasing the capability to analyse critically, evidence and make arguments to support professional judgements in complex and ambiguous situations. 
  • enabling informed contributions to current professional debates and discussions, and communicating findings to a range of stakeholders. 
  • applying advanced knowledge and understanding to enhance personal professional practice. 
  • enhancing the capability to shape and lead change in a variety of policy and practice situations. 
  • exploiting opportunities to use the results of research to generate professional knowledge and enhance policy and practice.


The programmes are offered flexibly to enable professionals to achieve further qualifications whilst continuing in employment. For participants in schools the courses are aligned with the Standard for Career Long Professional Development (CLPD).

Programme Structure

  • Participants will be able to choose from a portfolio of (15 or 30 credit) Masters courses at SCQF Level 11 (PG5) to construct a pathway of study following their own interests and professional engagement. A comprehensive list of available courses for the next two years is published so that participants can plan an appropriate pathway.
  • Participants who successfully complete 60 credits may leave with a Certificate. Those who successfully complete 120 credits may leave with a Diploma and the MEd degree is awarded on the successful completion of 180 credits. The only compulsory element of the Programme is the Dissertation or Work-based project (60 credits) after completion of 120 credits.
  • Participants who have no previous engagement at Postgraduate level will be advised to undertake 15 credit courses in Critical Approaches to Academic Literature and Research Methods, to underpin their studies.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with a 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.

Document Requirements

  • an up-to-date CV/Resumé
  •  Degree Transcript
  •  Personal Statement
  • two reference letters 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1940 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1940 GBP per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    670 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 670 GBP per module and a duration of 48 months.

Fee quoted is per 30 credits.


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