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MSc in Disability

The MSc in Disability is developed for all who have an interest in disability including individuals with disabilities, family members and professionals. The philosophy of the programme is to promote an inclusive society respecting the will and preference of persons with disability. This 90 credit MSc programme includes six mandatory (core) 10 credit modules which provide students with a critical understanding of disability policy, legislation and evidence-based practice, current topical issues, programme development, research methods, multielement behaviour support and issues of identity, sexuality, mortality and trauma. To promote a personalised learning experience, students take an additional 30 credits from a selection of additional (option) modules specialising in education, healthcare, human rights, public health, psychology and social policy.

Students seeking a more flexible learning opportunity may register for the core modules of the MSc and graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Disability or may register for just one core module and graduate with a Professional Certificate. Some core modules are also offered as Continual Professional Development. 

All modules are delivered by academics, practitioners and experts by experience using a variety of approaches including expert tuition, small group interaction, peer support and autonomous student learning. Assessment is by continuous assessment including essays, presentations, group-based work and personal reflections. Students are encouraged to actively participate in class, undertake self-directed study, develop critical appraisal skills and promote the application of evidence-based practice and policy. This programme runs across three trimesters, Autumn, Spring and Summer.

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UCD School of Psychology

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