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Autism Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Online
This Autism Studies degree offered by Griffith University, offered by the Autism Centre of Excellence, has a multidisciplinary, whole of life focus. In the masters, you will build on this knowledge and learn about critical issues in autism such as transitions, collaborative practices and environmental management.
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Overview

You will gain a comprehensive understanding and skills in research and practice for individuals with ASD, that will enable you to work effectively with learners with autism and their families at home, in school, at work and in the community.

This Autism Studies degree offered by Griffith University address an area of acute need as determined by the Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Queensland Department of Education and Training, and the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

Career

You will be able to provide quality intervention and management for people with ASD. You will also be well equipped to advance into leadership and specialist roles in education, health, government policy, social work and service provision for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Educators with specialised knowledge in providing for the needs of learners with ASDs are in high demand in public and private education sectors as a specialist teacher, school leader, curriculum leader or consultant. You will also have the option of completing a research masters and following a career in autism research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Autism across the lifespan
  • Diagnosis and early intervention
  • Understanding Research
  • Introduction to Research Methods          
  • Independent Research Study (capstone course)
  • Understanding Strengths and Managing Difficulties
  • Communication in Autism 
  • Special Topics and ASD

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for entry to this Masters program, applicants must have the following:

  • Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies with a minimum GPA of 4.5 (using a 7.0 scale).
  • English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27500 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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