Please note that all applications received before April 4th are guaranteed to be considered for 2014 entry.
Applications received after April 4th will be considered for 2015 entry. It may be possible in exceptional circumstances to consider some post-4th April applications for 2014 entry, should spaces become available through students being withdrawn.
All students offered a place for 2014 entry should meet their conditions of offer by May 23rd 2014. If this is not done, we will defer them to 2015.
Modules will be taught via a mixture of web-based texts, recommended reading, guided study, campus-based teaching, video resources and online discussions. Moodle will be used as the virtual learning environment. Students will be provided with substantial reading material but will also be expected to pursue their own reading through journals (mostly available online or via document delivery) and books (through Kent library and local libraries).
Campus-based students will have regular support during workshops and by e-mail from their dissertation supervisor/tutor. All distance learning students will have an assigned dissertation supervisor and/or tutor who will provide them with support by e-mail, via online discussion and via SKYPE or other video-conferencing software. Distance learning students can also meet their tutor in person if they live within travelling distance.
Students are expected to have a first degree (equivalent to a lower second class degree (2:2) or higher), ideally in a social science relevant discipline. However, we will consider other qualifications on a case by case basis. Admission normally requires prior voluntary, professional or family experience of children or adults with autism spectrum conditions.Applicants may be admitted without such experience if they undertake to obtain relevant experience prior to or during their studies.
For non-UK based students, evidence of ability to read, understand, write and speak English will be required.
Two references are required, at least one of which should be an academic reference. Students who completed their first degree a long time ago should contact us for advice.
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