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Year of Entry 2019/20
MA

Autism Spectrum

Gain a specialist and critical education in theory, research and practice related to autism.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Reflect on how autism affects the way in which people experience the world and analyse these experiences in the context of wider disability debates.
  • Learn to identify and challenge the barriers created by society encountered by autistic people.
  • Critically reflect upon developing practice, research, and policy that work towards social justice, inclusion and equality.

Take advantage of academic, professional, and personal development opportunities for those concerned with both the practice and experience of living or working with autistic people across all ages. You engage in informed critical reflection to influence practice and policy in your current or future contexts by drawing on theoretical and research literatures, policy and practitioner networks.

How you learn

Course leaders and tutors

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Jill Pluquailec
Senior Lecturer in Autism

Jill is a researcher with a keen interest in the everyday experiences of disabled children and their families

Applied learning

You experience and engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. We have designed a balanced range of activities to recognise the diverse range of experience and expertise of our students.

You learn through

  • tutor-led seminars
  • workshops
  • participant-led activities
  • group and peer discussion
  • self-directed study
  • independent reading.

You take part in both face-to-face and online learning throughout your studies.


Future careers

The course provides a relevant qualification for anyone holding or intending to hold a position related to autism. As this is a part-time course, students are often studying alongside their own career progression. Graduates often go on to progress in their organisation or take on further responsibility as the result of their studies and acquired skills.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

Typically a degree or equivalent and an interest in the autism spectrum.

If English is not your first language, you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and 6.5 in writing. We may invite you to take part in a face to face or telephone interview to ensure your spoken language skills meet the requirements for working with learners in an educational setting or context.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. 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

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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Autism In Practice Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Critical Reflections On Autism And Asperger Syndrome Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Autism - Challenging Behaviour And Communication Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Evidence And Evaluation Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Research Project Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† 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.

International students

This course is not eligible for full-time Tier4 visa sponsorship. International students may apply for part-time Tier4 sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.

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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.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2019

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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