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About Disability in Society
Masters degrees in Disability in Society explore the ways in which disability affects (and is affected by) social institutions and relationships. These programmes typically span several disciplines, such as Sociology, Education and Social Work.
Closely related postgraduate specialisms include Disability Studies, Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulties. Courses are available in several forms, including MAs, MScs, PGDips and PGCerts.
Choosing a Masters in Disability Studies gives you the chance to make a real difference to society, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to improve inclusion, access and support.
Courses usually feature a combination of theory and practice-based learning, providing you with a well-rounded understanding of disability and its methodologies. You may examine and assess social policy, for example, exploring issues related to benefits, housing and education. Depending on the programme, you could also have the opportunity to undertake training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, eventually producing your own piece of important research.
Disability in Society postgraduates may find themselves employed in healthcare, social services, education, charity and human resources (HR). Alternatively, you might carry on your studies to PhD level and forge a career in academia.
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Disability Studies is a relatively new but rapidly growing academic discipline, as illustrated by the international proliferation of courses, events, networks, journals, book series, monographs, edited collections, and so on. Read more
. This interdisciplinary course will develop and strengthen the skills, competencies and knowledge of students, thus enabling them to promote and develop excellence in the delivery of care for people with an intellectual disability. Read more
This programme, delivered within the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies. ,. will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ability to plan and carry out academic research relevant to disability studies. Read more
This course is also offered as Ageing Health & Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability (P. Grad. Dip.). Read more
Whether you're currently working with people with a learning disability or you've recently graduated and looking to start a career in this field, this MSc Psychology and Learning Disability degree course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to develop your learning disability scholarship and practice. Read more
This programme invites you to think systematically about the social world, how it is changing, the challenges and how we as individuals and groups organise, rationalise and assimilate our response. Read more
Understanding patterns in health and what affects it is fundamental to the improvement of public health, prevention of disease and learning across communities to improve health outcomes. Read more
Welfare states everywhere face enormous challenges from population ageing, changes in family life and work-patterns, migration and the economic crisis. Read more
MA students will. Develop their ability to apply theories of social change to empirical investigation. Enhance their ability to communicate effectively through regular class presentations and discussions. Read more
Kent's MA in Social Work offers you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in social work alongside a Master’s degree. Read more
The specialisation in sign language and deaf studies is unique amongst existing Master's degrees in providing a thorough multidisciplinary introduction to the psychology and linguistics and neuroscience of deafness and sign language. Read more
The MA Methods of Social Research provides essential training for employment where an understanding of social research is important, as well as for further academic research in a social science discipline. Read more