Northumbria University

Northumbria University


A major emphasis of the course is the application and analysis of appropriate professional knowledge for teaching and lifelong learning, including critical analysis of good practice as outlined in current government reports; students have opportunities to further their understandings of autism and are encouraged to develop knowledge and skills which enable them to reflect critically on current practice, particularly their own, and to analyse their work for pivotal teaching or intervention points which supports their development; the course is of particular interest to professionals working in mainstream, or special, settings with children with Asperger's syndrome or with autism.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree. Equivalent qualifications or relevant personal or professional experience may also be acceptable. English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 TOEFL (575 paper-based, 90 internet-based).

Course modules

Year 1: Foundations, philosophies and policies of enquiry; understanding autism; autism: analysing issues in teaching and learning. Year 2: Research skills, design and methods; autism, social behaviour and promoting learning; developing inclusive policy and practice. Year 3 options: Empirical project; practice project; systematic appraisal.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 243 7900