Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition, whereby autistic people experience and perceive the world differently to non-autistic people.
Autistic individuals experience a constellation of different strengths and challenges, and autism is typically characterised by differences within social communication and social interaction, sensory sensitivities, focused interests and repetitive behaviours.
Autism research has the potential to help us better understand and support autistic people and their families.
The MSc Autism Research at University of Stirling is a unique course designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of both psychological research methods and current topics in autism research. You'll learn about key areas of theory, current debates and ethical practices within autism research. The course aims to give you the skills and knowledge needed to conduct high quality research, focused on the priorities of the autistic community.
Masters students have their own dedicated MSc office and are integrated into the thriving research culture of the Psychology department.
The Autism Research MSc is designed for those going on to do further research about autism, or as the foundation for a career working with autistic people. The structure of the course includes both a practical placement and a research project, allowing you to develop relevant skills for both research and applied careers.
Students who complete this MSc may also be eligible to apply for an ESRC 1+3 PhD studentship.
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- Quantitative Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
- Key Skills for Psychology Researchers
- Autism Research
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Placement (4 weeks)
- Qualitative Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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- A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
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International23325 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23325 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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