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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:

  • Reflect on how autism affects the way in which people experience the world and analyse these experiences in the context of wider disability debates.
  • Learn to identify and challenge the societal barriers encountered by autistic people.
  • Critically reflect upon developing practice, research, and policy that work towards social justice, inclusion and equality.
The MA Autism Spectrum gives students a specialist and critical education in theory, research and practice related to autism. The course provides academic, professional, and personal development opportunities for those concerned with both the practice and experience of living and/or working with autistic individuals across all ages. 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. You experience and engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. We have designed a balanced range of activities to recognise the diverse range of experience and expertise of our students. You learn through
  • tutor-led seminars
  • workshops
  • participant-led activities
  • group and peer discussion
  • self-directed study
  • independent reading.
You take part in both face-to-face and online learning throughout your studies. 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.

Modules

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. Year 1 Module:Autism In Practice 30 Module:Critical Reflections On Autism 30 Year 2 Module:Autism - Challenging Behaviour And Communication 30 Module:Evidence And Evaluation 30 Final year Module:Research Project 60

Assessment method

Coursework


Entry requirements

Typically a degree or equivalent and an interest in the autism spectrum. If English is not your first language, you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and 6.5 in writing. We may invite you to take part in a face to face or telephone interview to ensure your spoken language skills meet the requirements for working with learners in an educational setting or context. If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9910 Whole course
Channel Islands £9910 Whole course
England £9910 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9910 Whole course
Scotland £9910 Whole course
Wales £9910 Whole course

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied. Postgraduate loans of up to £11836 are available for home students on most master courses that start on or after 1 August 2022. This course is not eligible for full-time Student visa sponsorship. International/EU students may apply for part-time Student visa sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice. Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Autism Spectrum at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS