Programmes and Courses

The University of Birmingham is a leading provider of programmes which focus on autism and education. Our programmes develop real insight and encourage reflective practice. You will be tutored by recognized experts in the field and have access to an extensive library and research materials.

You can study for a range of courses and programmes within ACER, from undergraduate level through to postgraduate level, including research degrees. Academic credits and qualifications can be used as a springboard to further study and our courses contribute towards LDAF and NVQ.

Download information on all the postgraduate study programmes in the School of Education (PDF)

Taught courses

ACER has three specific taught courses associated with it.

  • Autism (Adults)  MEd/BPhil/Postgraduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Certificate/Advanced Certificate
  • Autism (Children) MEd/BPhil/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate/Advanced Certificate
  • Autism Spectrum (Webautism) University Certificate 

Research degrees

You may also study for a research degree focussing on autism. Read the profiles below to find out more about some of the students who are currently studying for a research degree or who have completed a research degree.

Aikaterini Tavoulari Similarities in Stereotyped Behaviour in Autism Spectrum and Blindness: Perceptions of parents, professionals, children on the autism spectrum and individuals with visual impairment.

Alexia Achtypi How can iPad applications be effectively used to support the social communication and emotional regulation of primary school-age children with autism?

Geoff Fitzpatrick Autism and Environmental Design.

Marilena Mademtzi The Use of Innovative Technology to Promote Movement and Self-regulation Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Condition in School-Based environments: The Pictogram Room Paradigm.

Lynda Smith What do family narratives reveal about how families sustain caring for children with autism at home?

Rebecca Wood The inclusion of autistic children in the curriculum and assessment in mainstream primary schools.  

Please view the Postgraduate Research pages for more information on applying for a PhD.