Provision for Children with Developmental Disorders, Postgrad.Cert.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    5000
    Tuition (Year)
    2000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of Leeds ,
If you work with children with developmental disorders in education, health, psychology or social services or even if you’re a parent with appropriate qualifications, this programme will give you an insight into these complex disorders and how to support the children who have them.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

  • You’ll focus on four major development disorders in children: Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder (often known as Dyspraxia), Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. You’ll consider the evidence regarding the nature, diagnosis, assessment and intervention of each disorder – including the controversies that have surrounded some of them – guided by leading researchers in the field.
  • We don’t promote any particular method of assessment or management. Instead we look at the available evidence in education, health or the home, allowing you to focus on the models that relate to your own context.
  • You’ll be taught by members of the Childhood and Youth Academic Group, which has a long-established, international reputation for research in developmental disorders. The course distils the expertise within the team and draws on research that we have conducted, funded by agencies such as the ESRC, Action Medical Research, and private and charitable UK organisations that work with children with these disorders.
  • We offer students a vibrant intellectual and academic experience. Not only will you benefit from weekly research-led teaching, but you’ll have the chance to attend seminars with leading academics, hosted by the School of Education or other departments.

Programme Structure

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time.

There are two compulsory modules on this programme.

Compulsory Modules:
  • Developmental Disorders I: Dyslexia and Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Learning and teaching
This programme is taught in evening sessions. Each module will include 12 lectures lasting two hours each. Weekly taught sessions will include lectures, discussions and group tasks so you can share knowledge and experiences with your fellow students and tutor. If you need to discuss aspects of your studies individually, the course tutor is available for one-to-one tutorials as well.
Assessment
There are no exams on this programme, and modules are assessed by coursework only. You’ll complete a 6,000 word essay for each module to demonstrate your understanding of the topics you’ve studied.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 12 months
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) and at least 3 years’ relevant experience. We also consider applicants with alternative experience on an individual basis.
  • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Education admissions team.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 5000 International
  • GBP 2000 EU/EEA

Funding

There are a number of different ways you can fund your studies.Our scholarships and funding include:
  • If you’re a former student of the University of Leeds you could be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary
  • Subject related academic achievement scholarships
  • Leeds Masters Scholarships for UK students worth £5,000
  • Two sports scholarships are available to support elite athletes
Postgraduate loans and bursaries
  • If you are a UK or EU national and plan to start a full-time, part-time or distance learning taught or research Masters degree course from September 2016 you may be able to apply for a government-backed loan of up to £10,000.
  • Professional and career development loans can be used to support a wide range of courses that lead to employment or enhance job skills.
  • For UK students undertaking certain health and social care courses, NHS funding may be available.
Extra financial help
You may be eligible for further support if you:
  • have a disability
  • are in financial hardship

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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