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Psychology and Learning Disability (Distance Learning) MSc

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Online/Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

Whether you're currently working with people with a learning disability or you've recently graduated and looking to start a career in this field, this MSc Psychology and Learning Disability degree course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to develop your learning disability scholarship and practice.

You'll explore how to create a positive difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters. Working on units written by topic experts, you'll take a critical approach to knowledge of learning disability and contemporary practice as you enrich your understanding of this field. You'll also have opportunities to develop your research abilities.

This is a part-time, 2-year distance learning course, which allows you the flexibility to fit your studies around work commitments.

When you graduate, your MSc will enhance your career prospects in services for people with learning disabilities and their supporters.

This course focuses on learning disability or intellectual disabilities rather than specific learning difficulties, so we don't cover issues such as dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

Be supported by experienced learning disability academics
Learn through a combination of live web-based chat forums, e-conferencing, remote seminars and workshops, and individual tutorials, where you'll discuss your work with lecturers and other students
Work on units written by topic experts
Complete an individual project based on an original piece of research
Tap into the Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, and borrow books locally via the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCOLNUL) scheme

Careers and opportunities

Career opportunities when you complete this course differ according to your prior experience.

Work experience and career planning

When you complete this course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our this service as you advance in your career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,130per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 4,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

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    4.18 84%

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    4.14 83%

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    10

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