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.
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.
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 is based on practice files; essays; communication profiles; statistical analysis and reports; literature reviews; a research project.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Distance learning (full-time)||£ 6,400 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Distance learning (full-time)||£ 6,400 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 3,200 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 3,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Portsmouth||PO1 2UP||South East|
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