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
Location (Districts) Tipperary Town, Limerick City, Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2019
Application Date Closing Date: 30th August 2019
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Duration 2 years Part-Time
Course Fee €1,250 per academic year in UCC, €990 for outreach centres
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...

Course Content

Disability Studies is a vibrant area of study, developed over the past 40 years by disabled academics. It is both interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary, informed by scholarship from history, sociology, literature, political science, law,...

Subjects Taught

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

Year 1 Modules:
AD1800: Models of Disability (10 credits)

This module begins with a review of approaches to the definitions and explanations of disability. Working individual...

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. 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 Additional Teaching Mode Information
For information regarding the Outreach Centres (Limerick and Tipperary) please contact:
Christine Chasaide [Programme Co-ordinator]
Tel: +353 (0)87 9461472
E-mail: c.chasaide@ucc.ie
Location Venues
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