University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Developmental Disorders

This course provides the opportunity to study alongside a range of professionals facilitated by the specialist team from the Dyscovery Centre and visiting contributors in the field of developmental disorders. You will experience a blended approach to study, which includes both face-to-face and online web-based learning. This ensures that there is the opportunity for UK and international students to participate and contribute fully to this dynamic course, to enhance their understanding of current practice in developmental disorders. The philosophy of the course is grounded in the evidence that suggests that people with developmental disorders often present with an overlapping pattern of strengths and needs that span more than one disability. This drives the course to be interdisciplinary in nature and to critically consider different ways of understanding and working in this field of practice.

Entry requirements

Be an appropriately qualified practitioner working in or having access to the field of developmental disorders to enable you to complete the applied, practical study element. You should be a graduate, able to demonstrate appropriate practical, professional experience in order to participate on the course. Where English is not a 1st language, applicants are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English Language at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent. Students will either be invited to attend an interview or a telephone interview will be conducted.

Course modules

Modules include: An overview of developmental disorders; the assessment and diagnosis of developmental disorders; management of developmental disorders; research methods for developmental disorders.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 6 years

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