University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Autism and Learning

The specific aims of the programme are as follows: to develop knowledge and critical understanding of the concept of inclusion and associated principles of equality, social justice, participation and partnership; to develop a deep understanding of the complex conceptual issues in Autism, and the key theories, principles and issues in the field; To critically review a range of theoretical perspectives; to critically evaluate current research in the field; to critically review a variety of strategies and approaches and their evidence base; to develop collaborative partnerships with individuals on the spectrum, parents, colleagues and other agencies; to use acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to reflect critically upon practice; to apply acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to formulate effective support for learners on the spectrum; to conduct professional enquiries and use research evidence to generate professional knowledge and enhance understanding and practice; to apply acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to contribute to staff development and school or workplace improvement.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be graduates or will be able to provide evidence that they can work at postgraduate level; applicants must have previous relevant experience and be able to undertake studies and related developments in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement).

Course modules

Understanding Autism in an inclusive context; Course 1b: enabling learning and participation; making sense of behaviour; Course 2b: the Autism friendly workplace; professional enquiry; controversies and dilemmas in Autism and learning; dissertation or work based project.

Assessment methods

Formative and summative assessment is a feature of all courses. All assessments are designed to arise naturally from course content and learning. All summative assessments focus directly on workplace applications.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 840 per Credit (International) 14 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 14 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (Scotland) 14 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (Wales) 14 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (EU) 14 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 290 per Credit (England) 14 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Education
Telephone number: 
01224 274807