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Course summaryReflect 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
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
group and peer discussion
The course provides a relevant qualification for anyone holding or intending to hold a position related to autism. As this is a part-time course, students are often studying alongside their own career progression. Graduates often go on to progress in their organisation or take on further responsibility as the result of their studies and acquired skills.
When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace.
There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on experience in industry and the pursuit of applied learning.
Students at Hallam enjoy studying a range of courses at the heart of this vibrant city in the North of England. One of the university’s strengths is in its ability to prepare students for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real world.