University of Kent

Degree level: Postgraduate

Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Taught)

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Course summary

This advanced professional development programme focuses on supporting practitioners in this field. Through campus-based workshops and clinical placements, you’ll gain a detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and learn how to arrange or provide support for individuals. Overview Our placement opportunities provide supervised experience in applying the knowledge you gain from your academic modules to working life. The deadline for applications in consideration for entry in September is 18 July, and we advise applicants who wish to be considered for entry in September to apply and provide all supporting documents by this date. Applications will remain open after the deadline, and we may be able to continue to consider applications received after this date for entry in September. However, there may be insufficient time to do so, in which case consideration would be for entry the following academic year. Reasons to study Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Kent

  • Study alongside some of the UK’s leading academics working in autism, learning disability and community care.
  • We offer a range of funding opportunities to fund your studies.
  • As a student or graduate, you can join the Tizard Practitioners’ Network of experts in the field.
  • Receive academic and professional support from leading clinicians and researchers in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field.
  • Benefit from our excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments.
What you'll learn Coursework is taught through a mixture of web-based resources, directed reading, videos, lectures, seminars and practical sessions. You also work with skilled professionals through a number of workshops, where you have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with fellow students. You work in two different placements during the course of the programme: a service placement based at the Tizard Centre and an individual clinical placement based in a community learning disability team or social care service. You complete a dissertation which must be based on empirical research.

Assessment method

Each of the four taught modules is assessed by a one-hour, computer-based exam and an extended essay. In addition, the Research Methods module involves short assignments and a worked problem. Placements are assessed by two 2,000-word service reports and one 4,000-word case report, plus feedback by placement supervisors.


How to apply

International applicants

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision. For detailed information on English language requirements, see our English language requirements web pages. If you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, typically in psychology or other relevant social sciences, or comparable professional qualifications and experience. Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities students also need some practical experience in services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.


Fees and funding

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Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at University of Kent - UCAS