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Pastoral Care, Guidance & Pupil Support, MEd, PgCert or PgDip

Pastoral Care, Guidance & Pupil Support, MEd, PgCert or PgDip

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36 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Pastoral Studies Religious Studies Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

This online programme aims to develop knowledge and skills in the field of support and pastoral care. All participants are expected to have some practical experience to offer and have the opportunity to be involved in aspects of supporting young people in their educational workplace setting or other appropriate agency.

This postgraduate programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people.

It meets the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support which pertain within their establishment, but in particular, within an educational setting.

The general aims of the programme are to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways:

  • critical evaluation and application of advanced professional knowledge and understanding;
  • commitment to critical self-evaluation and development;
  • enhanced and highly effective professional performance;
  • personal and professional commitment to an extended professional role and wider professional vision;
  • advocacy of change and professional action aimed at the development and improvement of practice;
  • development of professional values and knowledge through reflective and evidence-based practice;
  • working with others to bring about change and improvement to practice;
  • bridging theory and practice and critically applying and challenging research findings.

Qualifications gained by successful candidates often leads to enhanced promotional prospects in the candidates work place setting. Students can progress into the MEd after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.


Care and Support in Action - Core
Managing Personal Support in Schools - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£715 Charged on modular basis per 30 credits.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this programme as with other PGT programmes is an honours degree at 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.

University information

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Since its founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Students from all over the world study either on campus or online, and the university attracts the best international academics, researchers, and specialists in...more

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