Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Education (Autistic Spectrum Disorders)

This course is designed to facilitate the professional development of teachers and other related professionals who work, or wish to work, in this area. The aim is to enable the study of the theory and practice underpinning the specialist area in order to enhance understanding and ability to engage in research and evidence-based practice. On completion of the course students will have: Developed a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the special needs of children, young people and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder; shown evidence of critical reflection on their professional practice and be able to apply relevant research literature to both personal and professional experience; acquired a range of specialised practical skills which will enhance their ability to support pupils and students in a variety of settings.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above (or equivalent recognised qualification); or a degree (or equivalent recognised qualification) with at least 5 years' professional experience in an education, training or professionally relevant context; 1 year of relevant professional experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Concepts and models of intervention for autistic spectrum disorders (ASD); fundamental elements of behaviour change; research methods in education (online); understanding adults with ASD; understanding children with ASD.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Course Enquiries, School of Education
Telephone number: 
028 9097 5923