Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Advanced Practice in Intellectual Disabilities

Students gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to practice at an advanced level, as well as the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy; students also acquire the knowledge and skills needed to address ethical and professional issues, as well as a broader, deeper and critical appreciation of the needs of children; adults; and older people with intellectual disabilities as citizens in contemporary society.

Entry requirements

Interest in intellectual disability practice; Honours degree in a science subject; or equivalent professional or personal experience.

Course modules

Year 1: Managing performance for person centred services, contemporary issues in intellectual disability, politics policy and practice. Year 2: Exploring professional roles in practice, research methods, 1 core module. Year 3: Dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,614 per Credit module (overseas fees) 3 years
PgCert Part-time - 3 years
PgDip Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Craiglockhart Campus Edinburgh EH14 1DJ Scotland

Key information

Information Office
Telephone number: 
0333 900 6040