University of Kent
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research/Tizard Centre
PDip - Autism Studies, PCert - Autism Studies, MA - Autism Studies
These degrees are advanced professional development programmes involving some or all of the following: distance learning; study workshops; service placement visits; and a clinical placement (which can be in your home area). The programmes in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism Studies can be completed mainly by distance learning, with a residential workshop in the spring.
Accreditation of Prior Learning and Prior Experiential Learning may be possible on both programmes. You can transfer between programmes and between levels, subject to meeting admission requirements.
Coursework is taught through a mixture of web-based resources, directed reading, videos, lectures, seminars and practical sessions, supported by a number of workshops, where you work with skilled professionals and have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with fellow students.
Students taking the PDip or MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities must work in two different placements during the programme: a service placement based at the Tizard Centre and an individual clinical placement based in a community learning disability team or social care service. If you are taking the Pdip or MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, you must base your dissertation on empirical research in services.
The University of Kent was founded in 1965 and since then has achieved prominence as one of Britain's most innovative and enterprising universities. Our students come from many different backgrounds (there are over 110 nationalities represented at Kent) giving a rich cultural variety on campus. Students come from Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Nigeria and Europe as well as from the UK.
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