Taught course


University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services

Entry requirements

The course is open to both graduates who hold a good degree and non-graduates with professional experience. Non-graduates may be admitted to the award-bearing aspects of the course by virtue of a professional qualification and a compulsory interview with the Programme Leader.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are working with children, young people and adults and have an interest in Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), this course is for you. Our course aims to help professionals and carers develop their knowledge of the characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), including the different approaches to meeting individual needs – particularly through teaching and learning.

You will study all aspects of ASC, particularly as it relates to educational context, and gain an in-depth perspective of autism theory, research and practice.

You will have opportunities to explore and discuss current educational developments in relation to the needs of children and young people with ASC, which will help you to develop your existing professional experience.

We will encourage you to develop knowledge and skills which will enable you to reflect critically on current practice. You will also make informed assessments of the implications of research on professional practice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511 000