Deadline for Tizard Postgraduate Taught Applications for entry in September: 18 JULY
Due to a high number of applicants we have been forced to put in place a deadline for receipt of applications for those wishing to be considered for entry to September intake.
Please therefore ensure that your full application (containing reference, all required documentation and evidence of English Language qualifications if relevant) is submitted online via the “Apply Now” link no later than 23:59 BST on 18 July.
Incomplete applications, or applications received after 18 July, will be considered for next year's September cohort.
One year full-time, two years part-time
Knowledge and understanding
You will gain knowledge and understanding of:
- definitions and epidemiology of intellectual disability
- cognitive, communicative and social characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities
- biological, social and environmental causes of intellectual disability
- behaviour analysis
- challenging behaviour and other special needs
- ideology, policy and service development
- definition and measurement of service quality
- relationships between service organisation and quality
- research methodology.
You develop intellectual skills in:
- the appraisal and interpretation of evidence from the academic literature, personal/work experience and data collection
- presenting critical, balanced arguments.
You gain subject-specific skills in:
- how to conduct applied research on a topic relevant to intellectual and developmental disability (does not apply to PCert programme).
You will gain the following transferable skills:
- communication: organising information clearly; responding to written sources; presenting information orally
- numeracy: (if statistical element of research methods module taken) making sense of statistical materials; integrating quantitative and qualitative information
- information technology: producing written documents; undertaking online research
- working with others: working co-operatively on group tasks; understanding how groups function
- improving own learning: exploring personal strengths and weaknesses; time management; reviewing working environment
- problem solving: identifying and defining problems: exploring alternative solutions and discriminating between them.
This programme aims to:
- provide graduates with detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and (MA/PDip only) experience of conducting research in this field.