Taught course

Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies)

Edge Hill University · History, Geography and Social Sciences

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 course 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, as well as their family members or carers.

An interview will form part of the selection process if you do not meet the degree requirements outlined above.

Months of entry


Course content

Uncover what life is like for autistic people. Unravel the impact of support available today and how this shapes their experiences.

Studying with us, you’ll map the evolution of autism interventions, and engage with current debates in policy and practice. We’ll also help you develop your own knowledge of autism in the 21st century and sharpen your critical study skills.

Not only will you benefit from specialist training, you’ll also learn from autistic people who work alongside our interdisciplinary department. Listen to diverse stories and learn to appreciate autism as a unique way of being.

We’ve designed this postgraduate qualification for anyone who works or aspires to work, or communicates regularly with autistic people. The course offers an opportunity to take on continuing professional development (CPD) and boost your career prospects. We particularly welcome applications from autistic people, their families and carers.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0)1695 575171