Taught course

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Institution
University of Kent · Tizard Centre
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Tizard Centre is part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) and has excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments.

The Centre is at the forefront of learning and research in autism, intellectual disability and community care, and in 2013 received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its outstanding work in these areas.

The Centre has excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments. Our primary aims, through research, teaching and consultancy, are:

  • to find out more about how to effectively support and work with people with learning disabilities
  • to help carers, managers and professionals develop the values, knowledge and skills that enable better services
  • to aid policymakers, planners, managers and practitioners to organise and provide enhanced services.

The Tizard Centre is recognised as leading the field in deinstitutionalisation and community living, challenging behaviour, quality of staff support, sexuality and autism, and has had a significant impact on national policies in these areas. We are committed to addressing issues arising from social inequality.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Tizard Centre
Email
sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827958