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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 - 6 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

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About Autism Spectrum Conditions at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

Normally 2 years.  Up to 6 years allowed.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1050 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2175 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Location

Manchester Campus

Department

Department of Professional Development & Educational Innovation

This award provides students with the opportunity to study the autism spectrum in depth. The programme aims to build upon students' existing knowledge, understanding and experience of working with young people and adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). During the course we aim to share and increase understanding of theoretical perspectives on the nature, causation and impact of ASCs, and further develop students' knowledge and skills with regard to assessment and the range of approaches used to support  people within the spectrum.  Individual approaches are evaluated and students are invited to reflect upon how to enhance learning opportunities and to consider how to work more effectively with colleagues, other professionals and parents.  Particular issues within the field are explored and students are encouraged to reflect upon the implications for their own practice. In particular, we seek to provide insight into different perspectives on autism and to enable students to adopt a critical stance in relation to the research literature and current practice.

The programme has been developed over a number of years and has achieved a positive reputation in the field. It is intended for students from a variety of professional backgrounds, including teachers, therapists, social workers and other staff in health and social care. However, the programme may also be undertaken by parents and others with a personal interest in the subject.  At the outset there is the opportunity to claim credit for prior learning relevant to the field of autism. 

This award is part of the Manchester Met Faculty of Education postgraduate Professional Development Programme.

This course has multiple entry points in the year, for information on the January or June 2017 cohort please view the 2016 prospectus entry.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1050 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2175 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Career options after the course

Many students find that these courses are helpful in their professional development and are valued by services providing education, care and support to people with children, young people and adults with ASC.

Specifically the MA Autism Spectrum Conditions in the Faculty of Education at Manchester Met:

  • Demonstrates to employers a level of intellectual rigour, and the capacity for sustained and systematic engagement.
  • The course also brings the students' continued professional development into sharp focus - it offers channels to support your current priorities, targets and aspirations
  • Further, it encourages students to apply their new thinking in practice in systematic ways. As such, it creates opportunities for its participants to form creative and innovative modes of practice - and also the impetus for them to actually carry these forward. In this way, our students are able to build their reputations as systematic, evidence-driven innovators.
  • The MA Autism Spectrum Conditions is also a good option for practitioners to develop more critical and theoretical insights about practice. If you are considering continuing with your studies on completion of your Masters by pursuing a research degree (MPhil, EdD or PhD) then you will find the MA Autism Spectrum Conditions a good foundation.

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly

Information about fees and financial support

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Standard Manchester Met entry requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply.

You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

For Further Information

Tutor Contact: Dr Stephen Tyler  s.tyler@mmu.ac.uk

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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