Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies
The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies.
This programme is known for its grounding in a social justice model of inclusive community and educational practice and is relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights.
Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS) you'll gain a stronger understanding of social life and the differences between us, and challenge current approaches used in the education sector and beyond.
The programmes take on an interdisciplinary approach which draws from education, psychology and social science.
As a graduate, you'll demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of concepts, issues and debates in the area of Disability Studies, particularly in your own research. Thinking critically and creatively, you will evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the field of Disability Studies and work proactively to develop professional relationships with others in the field.
The MDInS enables the option of flexible study, with both full-time (over 1-1.5 year/s) or part-time options available.
This has been an active programme at Waikato for the past 20 years (previously known as "Special Education", changed to current name in 2011).
- Community Leader
- Policy Analyst
Admission and enrolment
A first degree or equivalent in a cognate subject, with at least a B average in 300 level papers.
Complete the online enrolment process.
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