University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Adult Literacies Development

This course develops advanced knowledge and understanding of issues, theories and research at the forefront of adult literacies discourse and practice; students develop the capacity to analyse critically evidence, arguments and discourses to support professional judgements in complex and ambiguous situations; students apply advanced knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical perspectives and approaches to enhance personal professional practice; they develop the confidence and capability to shape and lead change in a variety of lifelong learning policy and practice settings, and exploit opportunities to use research to generate professional knowledge and enhance policy and practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be graduates or able to provide evidence that they can work at postgraduate level; applicants must have previous relevant experience and be able to undertake studies and related developments in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency.

Course modules

Phase 1: Practice tutor award; powerful literacies. Phase 2: 30 credits achieved from a choice of course(s) from the leadership in professional settings programme. Phase 3: 60-credit dissertation or work-based project.

Assessment methods

Formative assessment is a feature of all modules; formative and summative assessments are designed to arise naturally from the work; assignments focus directly on workplace applications.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Part-time £ 250 per Credit module (home fees) 6 months
MEd Part-time £ 725 per Credit module (overseas fees) 6 months
PgCert Part-time £ 725 per Credit module (overseas fees) 24 months
PgCert Part-time £ 250 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Part-time £ 250 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Part-time £ 725 per Credit module (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Education
Telephone number: 
01224 274734