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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

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 societal barriers encountered by autistic people.
  • Critically reflect upon developing practice, research, and policy that work towards social justice, inclusion and equality.

The MA Autism Spectrum gives students a specialist and critical education in theory, research and practice related to autism. The course provides academic, professional, and personal development opportunities for those concerned with both the practice and experience of living and/or working with autistic individuals across all ages.

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.

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.

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.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    124 60%

    32nd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    64th

    27

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