The Centre has excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments. Our primary aims, through research, teaching and consultancy, are:
- to find out more about how to effectively support and work with people with learning disabilities
- to help carers, managers and professionals develop the values, knowledge and skills that enable better services
- to aid policymakers, planners, managers and practitioners to organise and provide enhanced services.
The Tizard Centre is recognised as leading the field in deinstitutionalisation and community living, challenging behaviour, quality of staff support, sexuality and autism, and has had a significant impact on national policies in these areas. We are committed to addressing issues arising from social inequality.
The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Distance Learning) programme from University of Kent provide detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Graduates will have gained a very good understanding of the matters arising within this population and will be able to analyse and conduct relevant research.
Our postgraduate courses improve employability prospects for both those with established careers and new entrants to the field. Many of our students already work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in professional, management or supporting capacities.
Our programmes support their continuing professional development and enhance their opportunities for career advancement. Other students, who are at the beginning of their careers, move on to a range of professional roles in health and social care including working as psychologists in learning disability or behavioural specialists in community learning disability teams; service management of development roles; clinical psychology training or a PhD.
- Research Methods
- Social Psychology of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Behaviour Analysis and Intervention
- Service Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by Distance Learning
- Extended Essay
- Research Project in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Extended Research Project in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
There is no fixed application deadline for home/EU students, but we strongly recommend you apply no later than three months before your intended start date.
DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences Clinical Psychology View 36 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in United Kingdom
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- A good honours degree, typically in psychology or other relevant social sciences, or comparable professional qualifications and experience.
- All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
International8400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National6200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- EU - £6300
- UK - £3100
- EU - £3150
- International - £4200
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