A good honours degree, typically in psychology or other relevant social sciences, or comparable professional qualifications and experience.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
This programme is an advanced professional development programme involving some or all of the following: distance learning; study workshops. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities can be completed mainly by distance learning.
Accreditation of Prior Learning and Prior Experiential Learning may be possible on this programme. You can transfer between this programme and other programmes offered by Tizard and also between levels, subject to meeting admission requirements.
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.
Teaching and Assessment
Each of the four 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. 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
Course contact details
- Tizard Centre
- +44 (0)1227 827373