Disability Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Disability Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Alternative Provider(s) Limerick CFE - Mulgrave Street Campus
Course Code ACE-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, Daytime, Weekend, Blended
Location (Districts) Limerick City, Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE September 2022
Application Date

Expand+CLOSING DATE 26 August 2022

How Do I Apply
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Duration 2 years part-time

Blended - Online Lectures and Face to face workshops at locations to be decided.

Online lectures will be on Wednesdays evenings via Microsoft teams with In Person Workshops held one Saturday every month.
Course Fee €1,500 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...

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 For Academic Queries and Course Content Queries please contact the Programme Coordinator Christine Chasaide at c.chasaide@ucc.ie.

If you require further assistance with your online application please contact the Programme Administrator Siobhan Hosford at siobhanhosford@ucc.ie.
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