Admission requirements

A student who has completed the first three years of the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing they have achieved a GPA of 5 or greater in their completed studies.

Program of study

To qualify for the honours degree, a student must satisfactorily complete all of the topics listed below:

36 units comprising:

  • 18 units of coursework topics; and
  • an 18-unit thesis.

Core - Honours program - Coursework topics

18 units of coursework topics comprising:

 DSRS4105  Independent Study 1  (4.5 units)
 DSRS7005  Foundations of Disability Research  (9 units) and

one of the following specialisation topics:

 DSRS4100  Rehabilitation and Mental Health  (4.5 units)
 DSRS4101  Leisure, Arts and Disability  (4.5 units)
 DSRS4102  Technological Applications and Disability  (4.5 units)
 DSRS4103  Community Rehabilitation for People with ABI (4.5 units)
 DSRS4104  Early Intervention and Play for Young Children with Diverse Learning Needs  (4.5 units)
 DSRS4108  Applied Counselling & Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 DSRS4109  Autism Spectrum Disorders  (4.5 units)
 DSRS4110  Transition to Adult Life for Young People with Disabilities  (4.5 units)
 DSRS4111  Introduction to Intellectual Disability  (4.5 units)
 DSRS4112  Sensory, Physical and Multiple Disabilities  (4.5 units)

Core - Honours program - Thesis topics

18 units of Honours thesis comprising either

 DSRS7004  Disability Studies Honours Thesis  (18 units) or
 DSRS7004A  Disability Studies Honours Thesis 1  (9 units) * and
 DSRS7004B  Disability Studies Honours Thesis 2  (9 units) *

* part-time students may undertake the thesis over two semesters