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.
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.
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- 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
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- 36 months
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- 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.
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International4967 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4967 GBP per year during 36 months.
National2840 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2840 GBP per year during 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.