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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


University of Kent The Tizard Centre

Full time & Part time September MA, PgCert, PgDip Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

This is an advanced professional development programme which aims to provide you with detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through the programme 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.

Course structure

Coursework is taught through a mixture of web-based resources, directed reading, videos, lectures, seminars and

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree, typically in psychology or other relevant social sciences, or comparable professional qualifications and experience. 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.

Whether you are applying to the University of Kent as a home or overseas student you will need to satisfy minimum English language entry requirements of 7.0 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) for your application to be considered. For more details visit: View Website


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