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PGDip - Disability and Inclusion Studies as a subject

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Disability and Inclusion Studies at Waikato is an interdisciplinary field studied through research and practice in education, human rights law and the social sciences. It takes an intersectional perspective firmly informed by the lived experiences of disabled people and critical disability studies approaches.


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Key information

Entry Requirements:

Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.

Year: 1.0
Points: 120 points
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (International): $29,370-$38,350 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
*Tuition fees shown 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.

Career opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • Senior Practitioner in disability services support and management
  • Policy and Project Worker/Analyst
  • Disability Advocate
  • Inclusion Practitioner
  • Inclusive Educator

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Prescriptions for the PGDip(DInS)

To complete the PGDip(DInS), students must take 120 points at 500 level, including DINST521, and 60 points from the Disability and Inclusion Studies subject. 30 points may be taken from another Postgraduate Diploma subject.


Disability and Inclusion Studies is available as a subject in the Postgraduate Certificate and the Postgraduate Diploma. It is available as a specialisation in the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies.

Postgraduate Certificate (Disability and Inclusion Studies)

The Postgraduate Certificate is a 60 point course. Students must complete DINST521 Contemporary Issues in Disability and Inclusion Studies (30 points) and a further 30 points from 500 level Disabilities and Inclusion Studies papers.

Postgraduate Diploma (Disability and Inclusion Studies)

The Postgraduate Diploma is an 120 point course. Students must complete DINST521 Contemporary Issues in Disability and Inclusion Studies (30 points) and a further 90 points from 500 level Disabilities and Inclusion Studies papers.

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Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent, and study at an advanced level in the same subject, or demonstrated adequate training, experience, and ability to proceed with the proposed programme.


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Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion, you will complete core Disability and Inclusion Studies papers, options papers and research in the form of a Directed Study, Dissertation or Thesis. You can complete the course at a level and pace that suits you and your study goals.

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies


Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Programme Administrators - Postgraduate and Research
Tracey Rowan
Phone: (+64) 7 838 4466 Ext: 7721
Email: [email protected]

Jinah Lee
Phone: (+64) 7 838 4466 Ext: 7870
Email: [email protected]

Programme Leader
Associate Professor Patsie Frawley
Email: [email protected]

Academic Coordinator Tauranga
Dr Nadine Ballam
Phone: (+64) 7 262 0547 Ext: 3547
Email: [email protected]
Based at our Tauranga Campus