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BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
- 3 years

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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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