Postgraduate and taught
How long it takes:
MEd 3 years; PGDip 2 years; PGCert 1 year; BPhil 2 years; AdCert 1 year
Distance learning/ Campus
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Autism Adults: Understanding and Working with the Continuum of Need (Core module)
Autism Adults: Intervention, Support and Education (Core module)
A Special Studies Module
What follows these modules in autism (adults)?
For those students studying at Level H for an Advanced Certificate in Education (Autism: Adults) if you have achieved good passes in your first two assignments, you can opt to progress on to the BPhil programme.
For those students studying at Level H for a BPhil (Autism: Adults) We recommend you do a double project module, which is an assignment of 6,000 words. This is an online module, available on CANVAS. It concerns a reflection or evaluation on an aspect of your practice, the focus and title of which will be negotiated with your regional tutor. You will then write a dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic discussed with your regional tutor. You are given eight months to complete your dissertation.
For those students studying at Level M for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Autism: Adults), if you have achieved good passes in your first two assignments, you can opt to progress on to the MEd/PGDip programme.
For those students studying at Level M for a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Autism: Adults) you can then choose two or three other subject modules from another programme of study at the University to complete the 6 module requirement for the Diploma.
For those students studying at Level M for a Masters degree in Autism, you can then choose one or two other subject modules from another programme of study at the University, plus the research module PIE, to complete the 6 module requirement for the MEd, before your dissertation. The research module (PIE) prepares you for your dissertation of 15,000 words on a topic discussed with your regional tutor.
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
All of our Autism (Adults) courses fall under the umbrella of Continuing Professional Development. They are regarded as evidence of professional specialism for practitioners working in the field, in whatever sector. Anecdotally we know from feedback that many of our students gain promoted posts or other means of formal recognition as a direct result of their Autism (Adults) qualification.
Testimonies from Former Students
“As a result of taking the course I am to be manager of a new 6 bed home for people with learning disabilities and autism and my recommendations are being used in design and interior of the house.”
“My job role is to train staff to work with people on the autism spectrum. My studies have increased my own knowledge and understanding and impacted on the training I deliver.”
“The course has introduced me to a vast range of important information and opportunities to develop my professional role. I feel I have a greater knowledge of autism and an awareness of how much I don’t know! It’s been inspiring.”