Entry requirements

Standard Manchester Met entry requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply.

You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

For Further Information

Tutor Contact: Dr Harriet Cameron H.Cameron@mmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

MA Autism Spectrum Conditions is intended for a range of education professionals, and those in related health and social welfare/care (and in inter and multi-professional settings); it is also open to parents of children/young people with ASC and others with a personal interest in the field. The course encourages and facilitates students to identify, explore and develop thinking salient for their own practice and (academic and) professional development.

Structure and commitment

Following enrolment, students attend an induction event. Induction includes a welcome and introduction, library and resources briefing, and academic student support session. Further details will be available on the Welcome Website following enrolment. Please note that as well as the beginning of the academic year, it is also possible to start this MA in January (or June by request).

A full Masters is 180 credits at level 7, and at MMU this is divided in to 4 x 30 credit taught units, plus a (60 credit) dissertation.

Each 30 credit taught unit lasts four months (units start in October, February and June) and begins with a unit conference event from 6pm Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime. Unit conferences are non-residential (and we appreciate most students like to get back to their own beds/families if possible) but good value accommodation options are available close to the Brooks Building for those students coming from distance (information on these will be provided).

Keynote speakers will normally be timetabled for Friday evenings and will introduce key debates of broad relevance and at the forefront of thinking about practice in education (and related areas such as health and social care). On Saturday and Sunday (morning) students will largely be working in small, award-specific groups with specialist tutors. You should leave with ideas for the assignment you will be working on!

The unit conference is followed by (a minimum of) two further (evening) group seminars/tutorials, supported by a dedicated VLE resource, and individual tutorial contact with an award tutor to support assignment work. For students at distance participation in group seminars may be possible via Skype or similar.

Every unit offers opportunities for formative assessment – feedback on a draft or plan, before final submission.

The dissertation is supported by individual and group supervision, a dedicated electronic resource, and group events.

All students are also invited to our ‘MMU Postgraduate Sessions’ – monthly evening sessions where staff and doctoral students present their ongoing research (sessions are also podcasted where possible).

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-60 months

Further details of qualification

Taught in partnership with the Together Trust, one of the leading national centres of excellence in this field.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969