Disability Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Disability Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code DDS
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Limerick City, Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE September 2021
Application Date

Expand+CLOSING DATE 27th August 2021

During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents:

Birth Cert or Passport
Passport Photograph
English Language Test Report [if applicable]

NOTE: Once you have selected your...

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Duration 2 years Part-Time (Blended/online/in-class workshops and lectures where relevant endeavoured)

In UCC the programme will run on Thursdays 6.00pm to 9.00pm
but see note in comments below re. Delivery for 2021/22
Course Fee €1,250 per academic year
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application, and will have shown an interest in or be employed in the area of disability. While there are no formal educational requirements, it is expected that proposed candida...


Expand+Delivery Mode For Academic Year 2021/22

Following consultation with our students and programme teams, there will be a blended online approach for this programme for the 2021/22 academic year. This approach will allow for the multiple other persona...

Course Content

Expand+Disability Studies is a vibrant area of study, developed over the past 40 years with academics presenting with a disability. It is both interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary, informed by scholarship from history, sociology, literature, political s...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The modules for year one and year two of the course are as follows:

Year 1 Modules:
AAD1800: Models of Disability and Support (10 credits)
This module begins with a review of approaches to the definitions and explanations of disability whilst u...

Assessment Method There are no written examinations in this course. All work is continuously assessed. The course is evaluated through a combination of essays, a journal, a legal project, oral presentation, poster presentation, agency profile and a group research project. In order to encourage critical thinking, you will be required to complete a reflective statement of learning at the end of each module.
Number of Credits 30 Credits each year
Further Enquiries Programme Coordinator: Christine Chasaide

Programme Administrator: Siobhan Hosford
021 4904702
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