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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Distance Learning) - PCert, PDip, MA

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Distance Learning) - 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

People With Disabilities (Social Work) 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. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities can be completed mainly by distance learning.

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

Teaching and assessment

Each of the four 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.

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

  • provide graduates with detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and (MA/PDip only) experience of conducting research in this field.

Careers

Our postgraduate courses provide detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Graduates will have gained a very good understanding of the matters arising within this population and will be able to analyse and conduct relevant research.

Our postgraduate courses improve employability prospects for both those with established careers and new entrants to the field. Many of our students already work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in professional, management or supporting capacities.

Our programmes support their continuing professional development and enhance their opportunities for career advancement. Other students, who are at the beginning of their careers, move on to a range of professional roles in health and social care including working as psychologists in learning disability or behavioural specialists in community learning disability teams; service management of development roles; clinical psychology training or a PhD.

Modules

The aim of this module is to teach students about research methodology and the knowledge needed to access and interpret the research literature. For those who take the statistical analysis element, the aim is also to teach appropriate statistical techniques for the analysis of quantitative data. The emphasis will be on methods of data collection and analysis which will be useful in practice settings, so that advanced multivariate techniques will not be taught.
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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 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