You'll explore how to create a positive difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters. Working on units written by topic experts, you'll take a critical approach to knowledge of learning disability and contemporary practice as you enrich your understanding of this field. You'll also have opportunities to develop your research abilities.
This is a part-time, 2-year distance learning course, which allows you the flexibility to fit your studies around work commitments.
When you graduate, your MSc will enhance your career prospects in services for people with learning disabilities and their supporters.
This course focuses on learning disability or intellectual disabilities rather than specific learning difficulties, so we don't cover issues such as dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
What can you do with a Psychology and Learning Disability (Distance Learning) course at University of Portsmouth
If you already have a professional career related to learning disability or other developmental disorders, you'll be in a stronger position to make significant progress in your career after the course. Previous students who were already in professional roles during the course have progressed to senior management positions, academic posts and doctoral level study.
If you're a new graduate, you'll strengthen your CV to either gain appropriate employment in this sector or apply to study for advanced academic qualifications such as PhDs or professional doctorates.
If you have a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited BSc in Psychology, you could apply to do a taught doctorate in areas such as Educational Psychology (EdPsychD) or in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsychD).
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- Psychology and Learning Disability: Core Issues
- Critical Intellectual Disability Studies
- Autism Spectrum Conditions
- Neurodiversity Studies
- Quantitative, Qualitative, and Literature Based Research
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Educational Psychology Clinical Psychology View 24 other Masters in Educational Psychology in United Kingdom
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- A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants with a professional qualification not at degree level may be accepted - each application is considered on an individual basis according to academic qualifications as well as professional qualifications and experience.
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
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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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.