Taught course

Inclusion: Autism (Adults)

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMA

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Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant area of practice or discipline. Vocational qualifications are accepted as criteria for entry to this course.

Most students will have some relevant professional experience and all applicants are encouraged to gain relevant experience in educational, care or other professional settings before, and during, embarking on a programme of study.

Speakers of English as a second language will be required to hold an IELTs 7 with no less than 6.5 in each band or equivalent qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Inclusion (Autism Adults) distance learning course has been designed for those who want to make a difference to the lives of adults, young people and children with diverse needs.

This specialist pathway in Autism (Adults) is specific to those working with adults and young people. It will provide you with knowledge of the autism spectrum, based on theory, research and practice. You will be taught to consider how autism theory applies to the individuals that you support in their adult lives, and what this should mean for your own practice. Through this course, you will be able to develop knowledge, understanding and critiques of research, educational policy and practice and have the opportunity to investigate historical and cultural aspects of disability.

Autistic authors and researchers contribute to our study materials, so that you will gain insights into the diversity of the autistic experience, and learn about the range of individual and social barriers that can be experienced. The course will also encourage you think for yourself and you will use your professional skills to select and research topics of relevance to your own situation.

The coursework is designed to enable you to apply learning to your own setting as well as undertake original research relevant to your area of work. As it is part-time and distance learning, you can study flexibly around work and personal commitments - most of our students are working alongside their studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
autismadults@contacts.bham.ac.uk