University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Psychology and Learning Disability (Distance Learning)

The term 'intellectual disabilities' is used interchangeably with 'learning disability' to describe those who have significant problems with learning and who need support with many aspects of life. This well-established course aims to enhance knowledge and skills of graduates and experienced practitioners wishing to develop their understanding of people with learning disabilities.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent. 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.

Course modules

Core modules: Empowerment and the social construction of learning disabilities; participatory and enabling practices; quantitative and qualitative research methods; intellectual disabilities, families and systemic practice; research project. Optional modules: communication and investigative interviewing of people with intellectual disabilities; cognitive behavioural therapy; critical disability studies and intellectual disability.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on practice files; essays; communication profiles; statistical analysis and reports; literature reviews; a research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 5550