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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of what autism is and issues across age ranges.
  • Gain insight into the lived experiences of autistic individuals and understanding of their support needs.
  • Explore specific cognitive differences as well as sensory perceptual profiles and experiences in autism and Asperger Syndrome.
  • Suitable for you if you are autistic or have an Asperger Syndrome identification, are a parent/carer or are a professional who works with autistic individuals (of any age). This course covers a range of theories and relates them to the lived experiences of autistic children and adults.
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. This course is delivered in Manchester (starting in June) or online (starting in October). You are provided with an in depth exploration of the main autism theories, with alternative perspectives identified with supporting rationale. The course is deeply embedded in an inclusive model, and embraces the social model of disability. As such, the notions of inclusion, models of disability, and what it means to be autistic in the modern age are all explored within the course. You learn through:
  • face-to-face teaching
  • online support
  • individual supervisions
  • self-directed learning
Applied learning Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses, meaning that you are given the opportunity to put your study into practice. You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field - so you'll get cutting edge, industry focused knowledge of your subject. You'll gain real-world skills through placements, workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with big global brands. Work experience is also embedded into every year of the course, so you polish your workplace skills alongside building a solid knowledge of your subject. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Compulsory modules Autism In Practice Critical Reflections On Autism And Asperger Syndrome

Assessment method


Entry requirements

You need a degree or equivalent. Applicants will also be considered based on relevant experience. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more If English is not your first language you normally need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and 6.5 in writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £2915 Whole course
EU £4965 Whole course
Channel Islands £2915 Whole course
England £2915 Whole course
Northern Ireland £2915 Whole course
Scotland £2915 Whole course
Wales £2915 Whole course
International £4965 Whole course

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting part-time study in 2022/23 is £4,965 for the course. Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £2,915 for the course. Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Autism and Asperger Syndrome at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS