Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (Autism Pathway) MA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 04/12/2018

This course will help you to develop your knowledge and skills in the field of Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, specialising in the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome. This specialist pathway is ideal for professionals working in early years, primary or secondary schools, further and higher education, voluntary sector, advisory roles, and residential settings. You can also study this course if you have a personal interest, subject to entry requirements.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Dedicated and specialised teaching staff
  • Integrated learning environment
  • Active Blended Learbibg with a diverse range of learning methods

Additional

Information

Placement Opportunities

If you do not have any practical experience in the field, optional opportunities to visit settings can be arranged.

Course Details

This course will give you in-depth knowledge and understanding of various aspects related to autism. Our modules will help you to understand autism from the perspective of the individual and the family, focusing on theories that explore the strengths and needs of individuals. In order to help you evaluate best practice, including your own, we will take you through a thorough analysis of evidence-based approaches. Overall, we aim to help you to reduce the barriers that individuals with autism face in education and wider society.

Read more

Open Days

Discover your course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

If you are already working in the field of autism then the in-depth knowledge you will gain from this programme can help you to improve your practice or apply for management positions. A range of other career options in education, social care and voluntary sectors will be possible, such as being an advocate, learning mentor, or family adviser. For those who want to pursue further post-graduate research there is also a possibility of studying for a PhD.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent
  • A personal statement (which explains your reasons for applying to this course)
  • Two references which will support your ability to study at postgraduate level
  • Students who have gained credits at M Level 7 from the University of Northampton or from other universities can apply to use these towards the MA SEN and Inclusion (Autism) if they can demonstrate that their studies have been in the field of autism.
  • For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

If you are studying for the MA, you will have to complete an independent research project, either the Dissertation and Research methods modules together or the Research Thesis module on its own.

  • Perspectives on BESD (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM030
    Core Module N
  • Leadership & Management in BESD (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM002
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Multi-Sensory Impairment (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM003
    Core Module N
  • Pupils with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties - Part 1 (Contexts & Understanding) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM015
    Core Module N
  • Pupils with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties – Part 2 (Curriculum & Teaching) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM004
    Core Module N
  • Physical Disabilities: Contexts & Interventions (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM006
    Core Module N
  • Physical Disabilities: Curriculum Issues (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM007
    Core Module N
  • Promoting Inclusive Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM009
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM026
    Core Module N
  • Evaluating Approaches for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM027
    Core Module N
  • Organisational based Project (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM075
    Core Module N
  • Research Methods (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM077
    Core Module N
  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM031
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Dyslexia: Identification, Curriculum & Teaching (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM028
    Core Module N
  • Theoretical Perspectives on SpLD (Dyslexia) where are we now? (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM018
    Core Module N
  • Key Concepts in Inclusion and Diversity (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM019
    Core Module N
  • The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 1) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM021
    Core Module N
  • The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 2) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM022
    Core Module N
  • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM029
    Core Module N
  • Using Standardised Assessments in Educational Settings: Theory and Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM020
    Core Module N
  • Understanding Challenging Behaviour in People with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM024
    Core Module N
  • Promoting EAL Practice (English Additional Learning and Bilingualism in Education) (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM025
    Core Module N
  • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM100
    Core Module N
  • Dissertation (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM079
    Core Module N

To be eligible for the award students must successfully complete EDUM100 plus SENM027, SENM024 and one of SENM029 or SENM026 plus one designated module or EDUM079 and EDUM077 plus SENM027, SENM024 and one of SENM029 or SENM026.

Facilities &

Special Features

Our integrated learning environment provides access to course materials and to a well-resourced library enabling you to access e-books and electronic journals from home.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,750
Part Time: £1,125 per 30 credits

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan you must be studying the full 180 credits.

If you have previously studied a PGCE and have APL modules you will not qualify for a loan from Student Finance England.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time:   £1,100 per 30 credits

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

Carers Award

Students who are responsible for the care of a relative due to disability or chronic/ terminal illness may be eligible to apply for a Carers’…

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now


*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching
  • Full range of integrated learning environments
  • 24/7 library and learning zone
  • Low environmental impact

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour

Updated 04/12/2018

  • This course will help you to develop your knowledge and skills in the field of Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, specialising in the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome. This specialist pathway is ideal for professionals working in early years, primary or secondary schools, further and higher education, voluntary sector, advisory roles, and residential settings. You can also study this course if you have a personal interest, subject to entry requirements.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Dedicated and specialised teaching staff
    • Integrated learning environment
    • Active Blended Learbibg with a diverse range of learning methods
  • This course will give you in-depth knowledge and understanding of various aspects related to autism. Our modules will help you to understand autism from the perspective of the individual and the family, focusing on theories that explore the strengths and needs of individuals. In order to help you evaluate best practice, including your own, we will take you through a thorough analysis of evidence-based approaches. Overall, we aim to help you to reduce the barriers that individuals with autism face in education and wider society.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Placement Opportunities

    If you do not have any practical experience in the field, optional opportunities to visit settings can be arranged.

    • Discover your course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      If you are already working in the field of autism then the in-depth knowledge you will gain from this programme can help you to improve your practice or apply for management positions. A range of other career options in education, social care and voluntary sectors will be possible, such as being an advocate, learning mentor, or family adviser. For those who want to pursue further post-graduate research there is also a possibility of studying for a PhD.

    • An honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent
    • A personal statement (which explains your reasons for applying to this course)
    • Two references which will support your ability to study at postgraduate level
    • Students who have gained credits at M Level 7 from the University of Northampton or from other universities can apply to use these towards the MA SEN and Inclusion (Autism) if they can demonstrate that their studies have been in the field of autism.
    • For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

      If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • If you are studying for the MA, you will have to complete an independent research project, either the Dissertation and Research methods modules together or the Research Thesis module on its own.

    • Perspectives on BESD (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM030
      Core Module N
    • Leadership & Management in BESD (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM002
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Multi-Sensory Impairment (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM003
      Core Module N
    • Pupils with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties - Part 1 (Contexts & Understanding) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM015
      Core Module N
    • Pupils with Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties – Part 2 (Curriculum & Teaching) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM004
      Core Module N
    • Physical Disabilities: Contexts & Interventions (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM006
      Core Module N
    • Physical Disabilities: Curriculum Issues (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM007
      Core Module N
    • Promoting Inclusive Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM009
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM026
      Core Module N
    • Evaluating Approaches for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM027
      Core Module N
    • Organisational based Project (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM075
      Core Module N
    • Research Methods (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM077
      Core Module N
    • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM031
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Dyslexia: Identification, Curriculum & Teaching (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM028
      Core Module N
    • Theoretical Perspectives on SpLD (Dyslexia) where are we now? (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM018
      Core Module N
    • Key Concepts in Inclusion and Diversity (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM019
      Core Module N
    • The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 1) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM021
      Core Module N
    • The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 2) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM022
      Core Module N
    • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM029
      Core Module N
    • Using Standardised Assessments in Educational Settings: Theory and Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM020
      Core Module N
    • Understanding Challenging Behaviour in People with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM024
      Core Module N
    • Promoting EAL Practice (English Additional Learning and Bilingualism in Education) (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM025
      Core Module N
    • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM100
      Core Module N
    • Dissertation (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM079
      Core Module N

    To be eligible for the award students must successfully complete EDUM100 plus SENM027, SENM024 and one of SENM029 or SENM026 plus one designated module or EDUM079 and EDUM077 plus SENM027, SENM024 and one of SENM029 or SENM026.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,750
    Part Time: £1,125 per 30 credits

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan you must be studying the full 180 credits.

    If you have previously studied a PGCE and have APL modules you will not qualify for a loan from Student Finance England.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time:   £1,100 per 30 credits

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    Carers Award

    Students who are responsible for the care of a relative due to disability or chronic/ terminal illness may be eligible to apply for a Carers’…

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour