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International/EU: £4,965 for the course
- Develop an in-depth knowledge of what autism is and issues across age ranges.
- Gain insight into the lived experiences of autistic individuals and understanding of their support needs.
- Explore specific cognitive differences as well as sensory perceptual profiles and experiences in autism and Asperger Syndrome.
Suitable for you if you are autistic or have an Asperger Syndrome identification, are a parent/carer or are a professional who works with autistic individuals (of any age). This course covers a range of theories and relates them to the lived experiences of autistic children and adults.
‘I found this course manageable to complete alongside work commitments. The support from my supervisor made assignments extremely clear and minimised stress. I now feel I can deliver the best possible practice to support those on the autism spectrum.’
Georgia Brayley, PgCert Autism and Asperger Syndrome, 2018 graduate
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course is delivered in Manchester (starting in June) or online (starting in October).
You are provided with an in depth exploration of the main autism theories, with alternative perspectives identified with supporting rationale. The course is deeply embedded in an inclusive model, and embraces the social model of disability. As such, the notions of inclusion, models of disability, and what it means to be autistic in the modern age are all explored within the course.
You learn through one or more of the following:
• face-to-face teaching
• online support
• individual supervisions
• self-directed learning
Course leaders and tutors
Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses, meaning that you are given the opportunity to put your study into practice.
You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field - so you'll get cutting edge, industry focused knowledge of your subject. You'll gain real-world skills through placements, workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with big global brands.
Work experience is also embedded into every year of the course, so you polish your workplace skills alongside building a solid knowledge of your subject. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen.
This course supports students interested in
- working with autistic children
- working with autistic adults
- supporting autistic employees
- engaging with autistic students in further and higher education
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to
- complete a Masters in Autism
- complete a Doctorate in Education
- complete an autism-related PhD
Where will I study?
You study this course online from any location
You need a degree or equivalent. Applicants will also be considered based on relevant experience. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
If English is not your first language you normally need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and 6.5 in writing.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Autism In Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Critical Reflections On Autism And Asperger Syndrome||Credits: 30||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £2,915 for the course.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting part-time study in 2022/23 is £4,965 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF, 257.5KB)
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