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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
- 3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

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About Autism Studies at University of Kent

This BSc will attract parents, teachers and health professionals, social care specialists, support workers, service managers, and those eager to further both their knowledge and practice, and career opportunities. You can discuss and plan a move to postgraduate studies at Tizard with your tutor during your BSc studies.

This is a blended learning programme which means that the programme is delivered using a blend of campus-based workshops and web-based materials.  Students are typically required to attend one four-day workshop at the beginning of the academic year and one two-day exam workshop in the spring term.  During each term there are weekly forum discussions/activities and online chats.  Tutorials are available (either online or via the telephone) regularly throughout the programme. Students also complete guided and independent reading/research.  Some modules also include an option for practice-based assignments.  Some online sessions are compulsory and require students to participate online at a set time (9-5 during term time).  For other elements, students can study the materials as they wish but we suggest which materials should be studied each week. 

Our programme produces graduates who understand current theory and best-practice in relation to autism. You will have knowledge of autism, including strengths and challenges, the impact of the environment and other people, changing needs across the lifespan and co-occurring conditions. You will also have knowledge about children and adults (including older adults) and of co-occurring conditions, including intellectual disabilities. Upon graduation, you can take up employment in education and adult services in specialist and leadership roles.


Autism Studies student Jen talks about her course at Kent

About The Tizard Centre

The Tizard Centre is at the forefront of learning and research in autism, intellectual and developmental disability and community care and in 2013 received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its outstanding work in these areas.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.1 at undergraduate level and a Merit at Master's level in a relevant discipline, from a UK or other approved university and/or equivalent. You must submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words on your intended topic.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

International students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information for your country.

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English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

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