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Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

Connect with national and international contemporary theory, policy and practice in Disability and Inclusion Studies with a Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies from Waikato.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Domestic Fees
$8,140 per year / $12,210 total
International Fees
$47,425 per year / $71,138 total

About this course

Disability and Inclusion Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study. In the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies at Waikato, disability and inclusion is studied through research and practice in education, human rights law and the social sciences. It takes an intersectional perspective firmly informed by the lived experiences of disabled people and critical disability studies approaches.

Interested in shaping social change in disability and inclusion through inclusive research and innovative co-developed policy and practice? You will gain comprehensive disability and inclusion skills and knowledge with access to leading national and international thinkers and practitioners. Pathways into further research, academic careers in teaching and research, policy leadership and advocacy are created through this programme.

As a graduate, you will 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.

In the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies, you will complete core Disability and Inclusion Studies papers, option papers and research in the form of a Directed Study, Dissertation or Thesis. You can complete the programme at a level and pace that suits you and your study goals.

Depending on the papers selected, it may be possible to study fully online. It is recommended that you contact the programme leader to plan your programme of study and research for both face-to-face and online study.

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Career pathways

  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • Senior Practitioner in disability services support and management
  • Policy and Project Worker/Analyst
  • Disability Advocate
  • Inclusion Practitioner
  • Inclusive Educator