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Autism Studies - PCert, PDip, MA

Autism Studies - PCert, PDip, MA

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Distance without attendance | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literacy / Special Needs Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is an advanced professional development programme involving some or all of the following: distance learning; study workshops. Autism Studies can be completed mainly by distance learning.

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

  • provide you with a detailed knowledge of autism and other developmental disabilities
  • provide you with experience of conducting research or intervention in the field of autism (PDip/MA only).

Teaching and assessment

Each of the five taught modules is assessed by a computer-based exam and an extended essay. In addition, the Research Methods module involves short assignments and a worked problem.

Modules

During the first term of the course students will develop ideas for their research project and will be given the opportunity to choose a research project proposed and supervised by members of the course team or other Tizard staff (see Appendix 4 of course handbook for the list of topics for the current year). Students who choose to design their own project will be allocated a dissertation supervisor. Students following the MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disability are required to do an empirical dissertation. All other students can choose between either an empirical or a non-empirical (e.g. policy or research review) dissertation. Students develop a proposal (assessed) for their research project with advice from their supervisor and apply for ethical approval either to the Tizard Ethics Committee (Ethical Review Checklist available on web-based resources) or to another ethics committee such as those in the NHS.
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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have good honours degree, typically in psychology or other relevant social sciences, or comparable professional qualifications and experience. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

University information

The University of Kent is a place where people can sharpen their focus with postgraduate study. It is known as the UK’s European university and has postgraduate centres in Brussels and Paris, as well as two UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway. As a postgraduate, students will have the opportunity to study full or part-time on the majority of programmes offered in one of Kent’s European centres. Kent offer postgraduate students...more