Taught course

Autism and Learning

Institution
University of Aberdeen · School of Education
Qualifications
MEdPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants will be graduates or will be able to provide evidence that they can work at postgraduate level. They must have previous relevant experience and be able to undertake studies and related developments in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency. The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements

Months of entry

September

Course content

The specific aims of the programme are as follows:

  • To develop knowledge and critical understanding of the concept of inclusion and associated principles of equality, social justice, participation and partnership.
  • To develop a deep understanding of the complex conceptual issues in Autism, and the key theories, principles and issues in the field.
  • To critically review a range of theoretical perspectives.
  • To critically evaluate current research in the field.
  • To critically review a variety of strategies and approaches and their evidence base.
  • To develop collaborative partnerships with individuals on the spectrum, parents, colleagues and other agencies.
  • To use acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to reflect critically upon practice.
  • To apply acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to formulate effective support for learners on the spectrum.
  • To conduct professional enquiries and use research evidence to generate professional knowledge and enhance understanding and practice
  • To apply acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to contribute to staff development and school / workplace improvement.

Information for international students

The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see our website.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MEd

part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Education
Email
education@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1224 274673
Fax
+44 (0) 1224 274945