Taught course

Special Educational Needs (Autistic Spectrum)

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

First degree and/or sufficient relevant experience of autism and evidence of recent study

Months of entry


Course content

A Masters degree in Autism is a major boost to a career. The MA SEN (ASD) course, which is unique in Wales, is for professionals working in the field of social care, education, health or the third sector, who have contact with children or adults on the Autism Spectrum. It is also available to parents or carers who wish to further their knowledge and understanding on Autism at Masters level.
This is the only course that offers study at this level. As such, it attracts a wide range of students from all over south Wales and the west of England, and many international students. As well as a committed team of professionals working in the field of Autism, we have visiting lecturers from the local NHS Trust specialist AS team, The National Autism Association (Wales) and Autism Cymru.
The course has a committed team of professionals working in the field of Autism who are happy to share their expertise. In addition, the university also offers individuals who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition who are happy to share their experiences with the students. This is complemented by workshops, group discussion and student led seminars. The varied teaching approaches encourage students to engage in discussions, exchange views and share expertise.
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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599