Autism and Learning, M.Ed.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    800
    Tuition (Module)
    275
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

The Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma/MEd in Autism and Learning aims to give practitioners an in-depth understanding of the condition and an insight into the workings of the autistic mind. It will equip participants with practical approaches and interventions that will enable children, young people and adults on the autism spectrum access to learning, participate actively, experience success, gain independence, and fulfill their potential.

The aims of the programme are:

  • 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 evaluate current research in the field.
  • To critically review 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 / workplace improvement.

Programme Structure

  • Autism, Inclusion and Participation
  • Critical Approaches to Academic Literature 
  • Research Methods 
  •  Work - Based Project / Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Duration part-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants will be graduates or will be able to provide evidence that they can work at postgraduate level. They must have previous relevant experience and be able to undertake studies and related developments in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency.

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.


Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 800 International
  • GBP 275 EU/EEA

per 15 Credits

Funding

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