Autism Research at University of Stirling - UCAS

Course summary

Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition, whereby autistic people experience and perceive the world differently to non-autistic people. Autistic individuals experience a constellation of different strengths and challenges, and autism is typically characterised by differences within social communication and social interaction, sensory sensitivities, focused interests and repetitive behaviours. Autism research has the potential to help us better understand and support autistic people and their families. The MSc Autism Research is a unique course designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of both psychological research methods and current topics in autism research. You'll learn about key areas of theory, current debates and ethical practices within autism research. The course aims to give you the skills and knowledge needed to conduct high quality autism research, focused on the priorities of the autistic community.


Modules include: Autism; psychological research methods i and ii; advanced statistics; key skills for psychology researchers; qualitative research methods; research placement.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on case studies, timed assignments, essays, presentations and reports. Students also complete a 12000-word dissertation.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Fees and funding

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Autism Research at University of Stirling - UCAS