London South Bank University

Course Introduction

A distinctive feature of the MA (Autism) Education is the focus on learning from the authentic voices of people with personal experience of autism and the expectation that students will engage critically with received wisdom about autism.

The MA engages with education across the age range from early years to adulthood, and is relevant to a wide diversity of settings. Students on the programme include experienced professionals, people who identify with autism and parents /allies of people on the spectrum.

The close association between the Centre for Educational Research and the MA provides opportunities to work with like'minded research'active peers within a lively and supportive learning community. LSBU is currently partnering with Research Autism and the University of Cambridge on a study which explores the value of mentoring from the perspective of young adults on the autism spectrum.

Opportunities for accreditation of prior learning are available to students with an appropriate background and this should be discussed with the course director who will also explain the CPD processes on request. Individual MA modules and sessions can be taken as Continued Professional Development (CPD).

Course Modules

Modules: Research methods; dissertation.

Options: Teaching and learning: the needs of learners with special needs, autism and disability; autism, individuality and identity; special education needs and disability (SEND); understanding autism and learning; part 1 and 2 SENCO national award.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • Good honours degree or equivalent. Please discuss your qualifications with the admissions tutor if you are unsure.