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MSc in Assistive Technology at King's College London: 1999-2007

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Ruth E. Mayagoitia, Donna Cowan, Alan Turner-Smith, Sheila Kitchen

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
Place of PublicationAMSTERDAM
PublisherI O S PRESS
Pages628 - 632
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-58603-791-8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event9th European Conference for Advamcement of Assistive Technology in Europe - San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 3 Oct 20075 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameCHALLENGES FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Conference

Conference9th European Conference for Advamcement of Assistive Technology in Europe
CountrySpain
CitySan Sebastian
Period3/10/20075/10/2007

King's Authors

Abstract

Being a postgraduate programme, the MSc is highly academic in order to develop critical thinking and complex problem solving. Students also gain practical skills through short placements and gain research skills through a dissertation project. Students value the course being run in a traditional format, rather than by distance learning. The number of students has been small, which has allowed strong integration among the students. However, supplementary income to keep the course going has been necessary from the beginning, especially in the form of studentships. Fifty five percent of the graduates have gone on to jobs in the AT field with higher levels of responsibility, following completion of the MSc.

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