The Master of Disability Studies provides an effective academic pathway for students interested in becoming professional leaders and scholars in disability studies.
The course provides advanced professional experiences for graduates and assists them to become effective and competent leaders. Students are introduced to research practice and evaluation and given an opportunity to write a dissertation specialising in a particular aspect of disability.
At an advanced level, the course is concerned with general principles relating to disabilities. Students also are invited to specialise in areas of particular interest by selected study in topics directed to theory and practice. Further choice may be made through units of self-directed study.
The course may be completed in two years full time, or up to five years part time. It involves a 72 unit program comprising coursework and an optional coursework project or research component (dissertation).
Credit of up to 36 units may be granted for approved prior studies and up to 9 units for work experience.
Students who select the dissertation are encouraged in their first semester to identify a supervisor with interests in their specific area who will assist them in developing their studies. Arrangements can be made to take this program through distance delivery.
The program of study is described in the official University Course Information listing for Master of Disability Studies.
Information on fees for Postgraduate courses can be found athttp://www.flinders.edu.au/enrolling/fee-information/index.cfm
More specific information about this course is available from
Dr Paul Jewell
61 8 8201 2576
61 8 8201 3646 (fax)