36 months
2270 GBP/year
1180 GBP/year
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The Autism (Adults) degree from University of Birmingham has been designed for those who want to make a difference to the lives of adults, young people and children with diverse needs.


This Inclusion (Autism Adults) degree from University of Birmingham is specific to those working with adults and young people. It will provide you with knowledge of the autism spectrum, based on theory, research and practice. You will be taught to consider how autism theory applies to the individuals that you support in their adult lives, and what this should mean for your own practice. Through this degree, you will be able to develop knowledge, understanding and critiques of research, educational policy and practice and have the opportunity to investigate historical and cultural aspects of disability.  

Autistic authors and researchers contribute to our study materials, so that you will gain insights into the diversity of the autistic experience, and learn about the range of individual and social barriers that can be experienced. The course will also encourage you think for yourself and you will use your professional skills to select and research topics of relevance to your own situation. 

The coursework is designed to enable you to apply learning to your own setting as well as undertake original research relevant to your area of work. As it is part-time and distance learning, you can study flexibly around work and personal commitments - most of our students are working alongside their studies.


The MA Inclusion: Autism (Adults) course is evidence of professional specialism for practitioners working in the field.

There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education, including progression to a PhD. The excellent careers advice provided by personal tutors has encouraged many of our graduates to successfully apply for leadership roles working with Adults with Autism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Common and Diverse Needs of Autistic Adults and Young People
  • Using Enabling Practice with Autistic Adults and Young People 
  • Inclusion: Universal and Specialist Approaches 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant area of practice or discipline. Vocational qualifications are accepted as criteria for entry to this course.

  • Most students will have some relevant professional experience and all applicants are encouraged to gain relevant experience in educational, care or other professional settings before, and during, embarking on a programme of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6810 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    1180 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3540 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.


  • PGCert £3,540


  • PGCert £6,810


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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