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The award
DipHE

How long you will study
- 2 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 programme produces graduates competent in assessment and the co-production of evidence-based support strategies. Graduates are able to take up employment in education and adult services in specialist and leadership roles.

The Diploma in Higher Education in Autism Studies 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 options to ‘upgrade’ from the Diploma in Higher Education in Autism Studies to the BSc in Autism with your tutor during your studies.

The Tizard Centre is at the forefront of learning and research in autism, intellectual 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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