University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Community Learning and Development

The programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified professionals who wish to extend their roles, responsibilities and contribution. This capacity to make an extended contribution is especially important for mid-career professionals who face the need to re-construct current professional practice and knowledge to meet the challenge of ever-more rapid and significant change, and who work in situations where management is devolved or distributed and many are required to lead project-driven change aimed at the enhancement of practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be graduates or able to provide evidence that they can work at postgraduate level; must have previous relevant experience and be able to undertake studies and related developments in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in reading and writing (or equivalent).

Course modules

Course 1: Enquiring professionalism. Course 2: Planning in partnership with communities. Course 3: Ethical relationships in practice. Course 4: Changing practices in community work. Course 5: Enquiring into practice in community settings.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time £ 275 per Credit module (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time £ 800 per Credit module (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 275 per Credit module (home fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 800 per Credit module (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Education
Telephone number: 
01224 274629