This programme is known for its grounding in a social justice model of inclusive community and educational practice and is relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights.
Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS) you'll gain a stronger understanding of social life and the differences between us, and challenge current approaches used in the education sector and beyond.
The programmes takes on an interdisciplinary approach which draws from education, psychology and social science.
As a graduate, you'll demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of concepts, issues and debates in the area of Disability Studies, particularly in your own research. Thinking critically and creatively, you will evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the field of Disability Studies and work proactively to develop professional relationships with others in the field.
This has been an active programme at Waikato for the past 20 years (previously known as "Special Education", changed to current name in 2011).
Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over 18 months.
- Community Leader
- Policy Analyst
|Faculty||Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education|
|Start Dates||Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)|
|Domestic Fees||$7,044-$7,588 per year|
|International Fees||$27,825 per year|
|Tuition fees shown above are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment - please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
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Admission and enrolment
A first degree or equivalent in a cognate subject, with at least a B average in 300 level papers.
Complete the online enrolment process.
The MDInS comprises 180 points (500 level) including required and optional papers and a research project, or a 120-point thesis. The MDInS consists of two compulsory options and papers from a number of optional areas of study.
HDCO521 Contemporary Issues in Disability and Inclusion Studies
Choose one from DSOE557 Research Methods OR PCSS502 Kaupapa Maori Research
And at least one from:
DSOE590 Directed Study
DSOE593 Education Thesis
DSOE594 Education Thesis
Choose remaining from:
HDCO502 Educational Transitions: Changing Roles and Changing Contexts HDCO504 Difference and Diversity in Human Development HDCO522 Project in Disability and Inclusion Studies HDCO524 Intelligence, Creativity and the Development of Talent HDCO540 Working with Groups HDCO546 Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches HDCO565 Restorative Practices in Education PROF513 Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs PROF523 The Development of Kotahitanga.
Students may choose up to two papers (60 credits) from another Faculty.