Autism Spectrum Disorders
Queen's University of Belfast
Key Course Facts
This programme was developed in consultation with the education, health and social care, and voluntary sectors, as well as individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and is designed to facilitate the professional development of teachers and other related professionals who work, or wish to work, in this area.
Students explore the theories and practice underpinning autism and can engage in associated experiential work. In line with the needs identified in the Northern Ireland Executive's Autism Strategy (2013-2020) and associated Action Plan, the course has been attuned to raising awareness, addressing issues specifically related to children and adults on the autism spectrum, and increasing knowledge and skills in relation to evidence-based interventions.
The aim is to enable the study of the theory and practice underpinning the specialist area in order to enhance understanding and ability to engage in research- and evidence-based practice. On completion of the degree, students will have:
developed a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the special needs of children, young people and adults diagnosed with autism
shown evidence of critical reflection on their professional practice and be able to apply relevant research literature to both personal and professional experience
acquired a range of specialised practical skills which will enhance their ability to support pupils and students in a variety of settings
developed teamwork skills required to work in partnership, supporting and advising other colleagues
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Autism Spectrum Disorders, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of experience in an education, training or relevant context. Applicants with a lower level of performance in an Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least three years of experience in an education, training or relevant context. Applicants with a sub-honours degree level qualification or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least five years of experience in an education, training or relevant context. Applicants who do not satisfy the above but who are holders of an equivalent approved professional qualification or work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 4pm.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of Queen's University of Belfast in top UK and global rankings.
About Queen's University of Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Applied Psychology (Clinical) Msci (Hons)||University of Exeter||90%||1%||0%||£9250||£25000||162||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Psychology (Clinical) Msci (Hons)||University of Reading||60%||5%||5%||£9250||£23700||147||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Psychology MPsyc||University of Huddersfield||85%||4%||10%||£9250||£15000||124||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|
|Advanced Applied Psychology MSc||University of Chichester||81%||0%||0%||£9250||£14500||131||Chichester||On campus Full-time|
|Development, Disorders and Clinical Practice MSc||The University of York||81%||0%||0%||£9730||£23300||131||York||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Psychology (Conversion) MSc||University of Bedfordshire||81%||0%||0%||£8250||£13275||131||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Social and Applied Psychology MSc (PG)||University of East Anglia||81%||0%||0%||£6500||£16400||131||Norwich||On campus Part-time|
|Applied Psychology (Healthcare) for Children and Young People MSc||The University of Edinburgh||81%||0%||0%||-||-||131||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|SEN/ALN (Autism) MA||University of South Wales||81%||0%||0%||-||-||131||Pontypridd||On campus Part-time|
|Autism MA||Northumbria University||81%||0%||0%||-||-||131||Newcastle||On campus Part-time|