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PGCert Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies)

Edge Hill University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Edge Hill University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 months

Course summary

This postgraduate certificate provides you with specialist training in critical autism studies within an interdisciplinary department. You will gain a range of perspectives on autism in order to appreciate the ways in which discourses of autism shape autistic people’s lived experiences. A key focus of the programme will be service provision and support for autistic people. Tracing the development of autism interventions and engaging with current debates in policy and practice, you will develop critical study skills and a detailed understanding of contemporary autism practice. The programme is particularly suitable for professionals, teachers, support workers, recent graduates and those working with autistic people, providing the opportunity for continuing professional development to enhance your employability. We particularly welcome applications from ‘experts by experience’, including those with autism, as well as family members or carers of those with autistic spectrum conditions.

What will I study?

You will receive a grounding in autistic spectrum conditions, challenging the notions of autism as a ‘disorder’ or ‘deficit’ and encouraging you to view autism as a naturally occurring form of cognitive diversity.

This new perspective on autism will then be applied to the practice environments of autism services. Mapping the development of autism interventions, from early approaches to contemporary models of best practice, you will engage with current discussions and controversies.

Alternatively, if you have already engaged in critical autism studies at undergraduate level, you may have the option of undertaking self-directed study, in place of the initial module introducing autistic spectrum conditions.

Career Prospects
What are my career prospects?

The programme will enhance your professional career opportunities and employability, preparing you for a wide variety of roles working with and supporting autistic people in the health and social care sectors, or in international development. With further training, you may wish to pursue a career in teaching, social work or counselling.

The skills and experience acquired through successful completion of this MA also provide essential preparation for progressing onto research qualifications, such as a Masters by Research degree.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,620overall cost

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

University information

Edge Hill University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 84 7

    75th out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    129 62%

    26th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    21st

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    46th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    122 63%

    37th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%

    72nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    45th

    6

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