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The Autism MA offers a flexible framework of modules which will allow you to tailor your learning around your life. You will benefit from adult learning approaches such as work-based learning, allowing you to gain practical experience.

This course is aimed at allowing you to gain a unique and valuable qualification in autism without having to disrupt your current employment or personal life. 

In the classroom you will engage in a mixture of teacher-led discussions, peer group work and individual presentations. With the core modules we aim to engender master's level, critical understanding of the complex issues around research, policy and practice in autism.

In many cases you will be able to customise the project modules towards your specific area of interest through the selection of your research questions.

In all of the modules that constitute the course, there are both formative and summative assessments. A variety of approaches are used across the framework, including assignments, presentations, portfolios and reports, which will show evidence that you have achieved the learning outcomes. 

You will be supported by a diverse and extremely well qualified range of research active staff. The accessibility of our staff is paramount to this course and our unique and dedicated approach to student support truly sets us apart from other institutions. We will build your confidence and offer unwavering support.

Our master's in autism in a unique and niche qualification which will ensure that your knowledge is absolutely abreast of new theories and learning in autism. Theory and knowledge of autism is constantly growing and evolving and you will be at the forefront.

You will learning from teachers who bring in first hand knowledge of working in industry. You will graduate with a comprehensive and rare level of expertise in autism, preparing you for specialist roles in your career.

We welcome applications from a broad range of backgrounds and will consider each individual application on its merit. We are most interested in the individual reasons for you interest and we would encourage you to apply if you have transferable skills from less traditional academic backgrounds, such as industry or even personal experience.

If you have any queries then please do contact our programme leader who can answer any questions on a personal basis, a response may not be immediate but please be assured that you will receive a reply; irenie.lowry@northumbria.ac.uk

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
28 Months Part-Time

Department
Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2023

Fee Information

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Entry Requirements 2023/24

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or a masters degree in a relevant subject area, or a relevant professional qualification.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualification

Fees and Funding 2023/24 Entry

Full UK Fee: £9,250

Full EU Fee: £17,500

Full International Fee: £17,500



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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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