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Education (Autism)

London South Bank University

M.A.
36 months
Duration
4823 GBP/year
2756 GBP/year
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About

The Education (Autism) MA course at the London South Bank University centres heavily on the lived experience of autistic people. Based on the principle 'nothing about us without us', we believe that genuine insider perspectives should inform anyone wishing to know more about autism. 

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Overview

This Education (Autism) MA course at the London South Bank University is ideal for practitioners in education, health, social care, or the voluntary sector who are interested in working with autistic learners of any age and across the spectrum (in keeping with the 0-25 framework in the Children and Families Act 2014). Autistic people are encouraged to apply and should feel confident that staff are committed to offering appropriate support as required.

You'll apply theory to practice – and in so doing you'll have the opportunity to reflect on inclusive practices and their efficacy in assisting diverse learners with autism.

Employability

This course is carefully designed to ensure a synthesis of practical understanding and critical analysis of theory and policy in this subject area. Most participants will already be employed in contexts providing education and other opportunities for children and adults identified with SEND. However, it is not necessary to be employed in an education setting to derive benefit from this course. The Autism Act 2009 and the Adult Autism Strategy 2009 require public bodies to understand autism, so if you are, for example, a social worker, a youth worker or a police officer, this course can be of great benefit.

You'll become better equipped to work with children, young people and their families, underpinned by your theoretical understanding of concepts and principles associated with SEND and autism spectrum conditions (ASC). This will open-up the possibility for career development in the field.

During the course you'll have the opportunity to achieve the National SENCO award, a recognised qualification that can further enhance your potential.

Progression from the MA to the Doctorate in Education can further enhance your prospects, particularly in academia and research, giving you the opportunity to become published in referred journals.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Teaching and learning: The needs of learners with special needs, autism and disability  
  • Special educational needs and disability
  • Understanding autism and learning
  • Autism individuality and identity
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent. Please discuss your qualifications with the admissions tutor if you are unsure.
  • If you do not have a degree but have relevant life / professional experience, please enquire.
  • Autistic people are encouraged to apply and will receive appropriate support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4823 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4823 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2756 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2756 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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