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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Southwark Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

Our course centres heavily on the lived experience of autistic people. Based on the principle 'nothing about us without us', we believe that genuine insider perspectives should inform anyone wishing to know more about autism. You'll apply theory to practice – and in so doing you'll have the opportunity to reflect on inclusive practices and their efficacy in assisting diverse learners with autism. This course is ideal for practitioners in education, health, social care, or the voluntary sector who are interested in working with autistic learners of any age and across the spectrum (in keeping with the 0-25 framework in the Children and Families Act 2014). Autistic people are encouraged to apply and should feel confident that staff are committed to offering appropriate support as required.

Employability

This course is carefully designed to ensure a synthesis of practical understanding and critical analysis of theory and policy in this subject area. Most participants will already be employed in contexts providing education and other opportunities for children and adults identified with SEND. However, it is not necessary to be employed in an education setting to derive benefit from this course. The Autism Act 2009 and the Adult Autism Strategy 2009 require public bodies to understand autism, so if you are, for example, a social worker, a youth worker or a police officer, this course can be of great benefit. You'll become better equipped to work with children, young people and their families, underpinned by your theoretical understanding of concepts and principles associated with SEND and autism spectrum conditions (ASC). This will open-up the possibility for career development in the field. Progression from the MA to the Doctorate in Education can further enhance your prospects, particularly in academia and research, giving you the opportunity to become published in referred journals.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,823per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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London South Bank University

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, Southwark, SE1 0AA, England

Located minutes from the centre of London, LSBU is in the heart of the action, with accommodation on campus.
Each school offers unique and exciting facilities to improve students’ learning experience and equip them with work-ready skills.
Employability focused. With a careers support and a Jobshop on campus, students can get expert advice and a head start on their career.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 81 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    106 53%

    73rd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    45th

    32

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