The Master of Disability Studies provides a mix of theoretical and practical content. It is designed for professionals who are either working, or who aspire to work in the disability field in either a "hands-on", or managerial capacity.
Staff from the Centre for Special Education and Disability Studies who deliver the program have respected national and international research profiles in Disability Studies. In addition, courses in the Disability Studies program consistently receive high satisfaction ratings on the University's Student Evaluation of Courses survey.
Graduates of the Disability Studies program will have demonstrated skills and competencies that make them eligible for employment in a wide range of community disability services for people with a disability that include employment, residential community access and a wide variety of other disability service types. Graduates would also be eligible for employment for direct support as well as management positions.