Taught course

Autism Studies (Distance Learning)

University of Kent · Tizard Centre

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, typically in psychology or other relevant social sciences, or comparable professional qualifications and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is an advanced professional development programme involving some or all of the following: distance learning; study workshops. Autism Studies can be completed mainly by distance learning.

Course structure

Coursework is taught through a mixture of web-based resources, directed reading, videos, lectures, seminars and practical sessions, supported by a number of workshops, where you work with skilled professionals and have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with fellow students.

Note: Workshop one and exam attendance is compulsory for all postgraduate distance learning students on this course.


Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

Teaching and Assessment

Each of the five taught modules is assessed by a one-hour, computer-based exam and an extended essay. In addition, the Research Methods module involves short assignments and a worked problem.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months


distance learning
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Tizard Centre
+44 (0)1227 823684