Taught course

Autistism Spectrum Conditions

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will have a degree, postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an undergraduate UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be considered. You also need to have experience related to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this course, you’ll critically explore psychological and sociological perspectives on the nature of autism. You’ll make connections between these theories and your practice and experience. You’ll work with your student group to discuss approaches to diagnosis, support and intervention in educational settings and beyond.

This course is designed for people with either a personal or a professional link to autism – you might be a teacher, teaching assistant or social worker, you may be autistic yourself, or you may have an autistic family member.

You’ll be asked to share your experiences, question your assumptions and critique the approaches to autism diagnosis and intervention that you have observed or undertaken.

This is not a training course to learn how to diagnose autism, nor will you be trained in intervention techniques.

Instead, you’ll build on your existing knowledge, understanding and experience of working with young people and adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). You’ll explore philosophies related to education and autism, critique concepts, and discuss approaches that you can use in your career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    12-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • 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

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969