Taught course

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (Autism Pathway)

Institution
University of Northampton · Faculty of Education and Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

An honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent Students who have gained credits at M Level 7 from the University of Northampton or from other universities can apply to use these towards the MA SEN and Inclusion (Autism) if they can demonstrate that their studies have been in the field of autism. International students should be able to show that they have the required English proficiency (minimum 6.5 IELTS score)

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This course will help you to develop your knowledge and skills in the field of Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, specialising in the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome. This specialist pathway is ideal for professionals working in early years, primary or secondary schools, further and higher education, voluntary sector, advisory roles, and residential settings. You can also study this course if you have a personal interest, subject to entry requirements.

Course content

This course will give you in-depth knowledge and understanding of various aspects related to autism. Our modules will help you to understand autism from the perspective of the individual and the family, focusing on theories that explore the strengths and needs of individuals. In order to help you evaluate best practice, including your own, we will take you through a thorough analysis of evidence-based approaches. Overall, we aim to help you to reduce the barriers that individuals with autism face in education and wider society.

The modules undertaken will vary depending upon the selected exit award (PG certificate, diploma, MA). Each module is equivalent to 30 Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points at level 7, except the dissertation which is 60 CATS points. If you want to complete the full MA, you will complete three compulsory modules, an optional module and a research thesis.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
study@northampton.ac.uk
Phone
01604 735500