University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Adults with Learning Disabilities

The PGDip/MSc in Adults with Learning Disabilities are part-time distance learning programmes intended as continuing professional development qualifications for professional staff who wish to be research-practitioners in their current post, or who wish to advance their career through evidence based research.

Entry requirements

One of the following is required: A 1st degree; an appropriate professional qualification (e.g. social work, teaching, nursing, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy); substantial relevant work experience in a cognate discipline, together with at least 3 years' practical experience in the field, including staff supervisory or management experience.

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate modules may include: Challenging behaviour; mental health; offenders with learning difficulties (forensic needs); profound and multiple disabilities; victimisation vulnerability; older people with learning difficulties. Postgraduate Diploma modules may include: Intellectual disability research; data collection and sampling; quantitative data analysis (fixed designs); quantitative data analysis (flexible designs); writing a research report; undertaking a small scale study. Master's: Dissertation (15, 000 words) on a practice related topic of choice integrating one area of specialised study from Certificate level study with research methodology from Diploma level study.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed by coursework and regular examinations. For the MSc qualification, a dissertation of 15,000 words is required.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning October 2017 GBP 540 per Module (EU) 1 years
MSc Distance learning October 2017 GBP 540 per Module (England) 1 years
MSc Distance learning October 2017 GBP 540 per Module (International) 1 years
MSc Distance learning October 2017 GBP 540 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning October 2017 GBP 540 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning October 2017 GBP 540 per Module (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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