Autism Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Autism Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code DAUS
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Limerick City, Kilkenny City, Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2019
Application Date Closing Date: 30th August 2019
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Duration 2 years classroom based or 2 years online
Course Fee €1,250 for Cork UCC venue per academic year and €990 per academic year for outreach venues. €1,500 for the online programme per academic year.

Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see
Entry Requirements

Expand+This course is open to all with an interest in learning more about autism. Unlike some other university level courses, the only prerequisite is a Level 5 qualification (such as the Leaving Certificate). There is no need to hold a teaching degree or ...

Course Content

Expand+Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at UCC is delighted to offer this new and innovative Diploma based in UCC campus, at outreach centres and online. This course is designed to introduce you to the different ways in which people on the autistic spectru...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students will complete 30 credits per year of the programme.

Year 1 Modules
AD1009: Autism in a Historical and Contemporary context (5 credits)
A history of autism: the concept and diagnosis of the 'autistic spectrum': autism as a social constru...

Assessment Method This course is assessed entirely by continuous assessment.

There will be an assignment in each of your modules which will be submitted on successful completion of each module. There are no examinations.
Further Enquiries UCC Cork and Online programme:
Ms Eileen McBride,,
021 4904718

Limerick outreach centre:
Ms Christine Chasaide,,
087 9461472
Kilkenny outreach centre:
Ms Virge Connery,

Programme Administrator: Sinead Lennon
021 490 4739
Location UCC
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