Taught course

Autism Spectrum Condition

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

Entry requirements

This course is open to both graduates and non-graduates who can demonstrate professional experience, although applicants will normally be graduates. Non-graduates will be invited for interview.

Applicants will normally be working in, or aspiring to, a role in an SEN context or, wishing to acquire specialist knowledge and skills.

Months of entry


Course content

Discover more about the lives of children, young people and adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition and how best to manage their learning differences in positive ways.

Course overview

By the end of this course, you will have engaged with policy and practice and demonstrated informed perspectives about Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in educational settings. You will have developed key knowledge, understanding and skills around theoretical ideas and frameworks for supporting and managing those with ASC in different contexts.

Why Study Autism Spectrum Condition with us?

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, young people and adults with ASC, which will help you to develop your existing professional practice.

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 both nationally and internationally on professional practice.

How will I be taught?

The course is taught though a mixture of lectures, workshops and seminars. There may also be an opportunity for a short placement in a specialist school for those with ASC.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mixture of coursework, written assignments, presentations and critical commentaries. The final 60 credits are through a dissertation.

Work Based Learning

A short, work based learning placement may be possible.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services