Disability Studies, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    10240 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    4654 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
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The Disability Studies program allows students to examine the policies and practices of all societies in order to understand the social, rather than the physical or psychological, determinants of the experience of disability. This focus shifts the emphasis from a prevention, treatment, remediation paradigm to a social, cultural, political one.

About

Degree Options

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-2 years

M.Sc.-2 years

The objectives of this program in Disability Studies are as follows:

  • To promote interdisciplinary work in Disability Studies.
  • To provide graduate students with an opportunity to apply their undergraduate degrees and work experience to an interdisciplinary Master’s degree program in Disability Studies.
  • To meet the demand from students, staff and organizations of/for persons with disabilities for an interdisciplinary graduate program in Disability Studies.
  • To facilitate and encourage the involvement of leaders in the disability community and at the University of Manitoba to be educators, researchers and decision makers.
  • To enhance employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
  • To promote greater access to the University for persons with disabilities.

The Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Disability Studies program will allow the pursuit of interdisciplinary graduate education in this area. It will also accommodate students from other faculties and professions who are interested in enhancing their knowledge in the field. The program will present a core body of courses in the field of Disability Studies, while at the same time, providing a broad complement of discipline-specific electives in other departments and faculties

Programme Structure

Core courses:

  • History of Disability
  • Evaluation and Application of Research
  • Methods in Disability Studies
  • Selected Topics in Disability Studies
  • Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    567

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Application for Admission Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcript Requirements
  • Name changes/differences on documentation must be supported with official evidence.
  • Other supporting documentation may include: a copy of your CV; a statement of interest; sample of writing.
  • A copy of birth certificate or passport
Students with undergraduate degrees from a wide range of disciplines – such as Architecture, Arts, Education, Human Ecology, Engineering, Management, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Education and Recreation Studies, Science, Social Work and Women’s Studies – are eligible to apply if they meet the above requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10240 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4654 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4654 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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952 - 1,020 /month
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