Taught course

Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies)

Institution
Edge Hill University · Department of Social Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject such as social sciences or other human sciences. It may be possible to join the programme without a degree if you are in full-time employment, have a minimum of five years' work experience, and can demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development through a portfolio and written statement. Applications are particularly welcomed from 'experts by experience', including autistic people and the family or carers of those with autism. An interview will form part of the selection process if you do not meet the degree requirements outlined above.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This postgraduate certificate provides you with specialist training in critical autism studies within an interdisciplinary department. You will acquire a range of perspectives on autism in order to appreciate the ways in which discourses of autism shape autistic people’s lived experiences. A key focus of the programme will be service provision and support for autistic people. Tracing the development of autism interventions, as well as engaging with current debates in policy and practice, you will develop critical study skills and a detailed understanding of contemporary autism practice. The programme is particularly suitable for professionals, teachers, support workers, recent graduates and those working with autistic people, providing the opportunity for continuing professional development to enhance your employability. We particularly welcome applications from 'experts by experience', including those with autism, as well as family members or carers of those with autistic spectrum conditions.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for full-time study on this Postgraduate Certificate are £1,860 for UK students and £4,620 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22. Exemptions apply for EU students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, who may be eligible for the UK full-time tuition fee rate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of reports and essays and encouraged to draw and reflect on your experiences, whether gained through employment or as an 'expert by experience'. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171