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Autism and Learning MEd, PgDip, or PgCert (Blended Learning)

The programme is designed for parents, teachers, therapists, care workers and other practitioners involved in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.

If you have interests relating to Autism and how it relates to the educational setting and teaching this programme gives you a range of learning, theory and perspectives to be able to deliver learning and ensure that students reach their full potential in life. It is a highly rewarding area of specialism where you are encouraged to understand inclusion, equality, social justice and partnership working.

You learn about Autism and research in this area plus strategies and approaches. There is also an opportunity to work with individuals and parents to further your learning and application of your learning. By the end of the programme you will understand Autism, acquire support for learners, enquire professionally and apply knowledge to contribute to your learning environment. Many of the skills you learn with also be transferable in some way to other unique needs in your educational environment enabling you to be an emphatic and informed professional.

You learn:

  • Develop knowledge and inclusion, understand equity, social justice and participation techniques
  • Understand complex issues of Autism
  • Evaluate research
  • Review strategies and approaches
  • Develop collaborative partnership with individuals
  • Conduct enquiries to research and generate knowledge
  • Apply knowledge to understand autism or contribute to staff development

Careers other than teaching can include work in the charitable sector, social care, social work, health care, education, autism research and other services.

You can study either:

  • PGCert which is 12 months and starts in September - 1 Year
  • PGDip which is 24 months and starts in September - 2 Years
  • MEd which is 36 months and starts in September - 3 Years


Developed in collaboration with:

  • National Autistic Society (NAS) (Scotland)
  • The Scottish Centre for Autism (University of Strathclyde)
  • Local Authorities and local individuals and their parents

Courses listed for the programme

Year 1


  • Autism, Inclusion and Participation
  • Autism, Behaviour and Planning for Change

Year 2

  • Critical Approaches to Academic Literature
  • Research Methods
  • Autism and Learning Controversies and Dilemmas

Year 3

  • Work - Based Project / Dissertation

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • Education has been taught at Aberdeen since its inauguration as Kings College in 1495
  • You join a diverse student body with rich and lively debate within blended learning
  • The programme offers you opportunity for professional growth and further careers 
  • The School of Education has well respected partnerships with local authorities and other specialist education providers in the area and beyond

Where you study

  • Blended Learning
  • 12 Months, 24 Months or 36 Months Part Time
  • MEd, PG Dip, or PG Cert
  • September start

International Student Fees

Find out about fees

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

Entry Requirements and Study Support

Aberdeen Experience

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Campus Facilities

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Other Education Programmes

Visit the Autism and Learning MEd, PgDip, or PgCert (Blended Learning) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!





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