Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies), M.A. | Edge Hill University | Cambridge, United Kingdom
M.A. Blended

Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies)

12 months
13500 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies) from Edge Hill University provides you with specialist training in critical autism studies within an interdisciplinary department. You will gain a range of perspectives on autism in order to appreciate the ways in which discourses of autism shape autistic people’s lived experiences.  


At Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies) from Edge Hill University you will develop critical study skills, receive training in social science research methodologies and deliver a substantial research project. An optional international field trip enables you to gain an international perspective and outlook, with an additional opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding in a work setting. The programme is suitable for professionals, teachers, support workers, recent graduates and those working with autistic people.  


The programme will enhance your professional career opportunities and employability, preparing you for a wide variety of roles working with and supporting autistic people in the health and social care sectors, or in international development. With further training, you may wish to pursue a career in teaching, social work or counselling.

Programme Structure

 Courses include:

  • Approaches, Interventions and Supporting Autistic People 
  • Contemporary Issues in Autism
  • Critical Autism Studies 
  • Social Science Methodologies 
  • Deconstructing Challenging Behaviour
  • Psychiatrised Childhoods 
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Work-Based Learning and Employability 



Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject such as social sciences or other human sciences.
  • It may be possible to join the programme without a degree if you are in full-time employment, have a minimum of five years’ work experience, and can demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development through a portfolio and written statement.
  • Applications are particularly welcomed from ‘experts by experience’, including autistic people, as well as their family members or carers.
  • An interview will form part of the selection process if you do not meet the degree requirements outlined above.
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Tuition fees for part-time study on this MA are £39 per credit for UK students. This is equivalent to £780 per 20 credit module.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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