University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495; it is the third oldest University in Scotland the fifth oldest in the UK. The University of Aberdeen has 16 000 students, representing 120 nationalities. More information on the University of Aberdeen can be found at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/about/facts.php.

The School of Education provides a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and a portfolio of professional learning courses and opportunities. There is a strong emphasis on research, both for publication 

and to inform course development and delivery. Teacher Professional Learning and Development is a key research and development theme for the School of Education at many levels and in several contexts, involving local, national and international partnerships with many agencies and organisations.

The School of Education has particular expertise in online and blended learning, offering students from around the world opportunity to engage in research and learning. Religious Education is taught within Initial Teacher Education at the School of Education and Drs Graeme Nixon and David Smith lead inputs for primary and secondary student teachers, as well as on-going professional learning and research supervision for qualified teachers.