MA in MA in  Working with  Diversity

The MA in Working with Diversity aims to:

  • familiarize students with some of the diversity of human experience, beliefs, and interpersonal emotions
  • examine the processes of hostile discrimination in which any of the expressions of this diversity may lead to covert or overt persecution
  • familiarize students with the ethical and legal principles for supporting diversity
  • provide regular opportunities to share personal reactions and experiences of practice enabling them to engage and assist people who experience hostile discrimination as a result of diversity
  • deepen student’s knowledge of, and their ability to apply, accurate and appropriate interpersonal, ethical and cultural sensitivity, and empathic understanding
  • demonstrate how theory can be critically evaluated
  • develop their ability to communicate theoretical understanding
  • teach research skills relevant to psychotherapy theory and practice
  • demonstrate the use of an online environment for teaching and training
  • enhance the ability to work collaboratively with others
Duration of course: 2 - 4 Years 

Entry Requirements:

  • At least a second class first degree or an equivalent professional qualification
  • A professional background relevant to working with people with developmental disorders, such as medicine, psychology, nursing, education, speech therapy, social work, coaching, counselling. 
  • Alternatively, a personal experience of caring for or living with a neurodevelopmental disorder 
  • Regular, reliable and private access to the internet
  • Fluent English (IELTS for study score of 7.0 or TOEFL score of 87)
  • Personal suitability for the course to be demonstrated at interview


This course is subject to validation by Middlesex University.



It is possible to exit the programme after one year with a PGCert, or after two years with a PGDip for those who do not wish to complete the research element.

Start Dates:

Autumn, Winter and Spring start dates are available on this programme