Understand how disability discrimination manifests in educational contexts, and what you can do to change it.
A degree is usually required, however admission on the grounds of experience is considered for highly experienced applicants
Accreditation of prior certificated learning can be given for up to 90 credits for relevant Masters' study undertaken within the last five years
UCAS code Apply to Marjon
UCAS institution code P63
Duration One year full-time or two years part-time
Contact Rachel Bailey-Lewis, our Student Recruitment Officer (Postgraduate).
MA Education - Disability is a new and exciting development here at Marjon. This course enables you to explore issues related to disability that are prevalent in professional contexts. There will be options to focus specific assignments on particular impairments, giving you the opportunity to carry-out in depth research. Later in the course, you will learn about theories behind disability discrimination and how this may vary due to global position.
Marjon provides a supportive place to learn, with tutors on hand to guide you
Tutors have personal experience of disability
Appreciate the issues disabled people face in many different environments
What are the medical and social models of disability?
Why does disability discrimination vary across the globe?
How should society think about disability in the future?
The course is specifically designed to enable you to work with disabled people in a variety of professional contexts. You may want to work in traditional education settings, the wider education sector, or you may wish to pursue further study.
The course is delivered to fit in with your work, through distance learning, focusing on 1:1 tutorials, practice-based conversations at your workplace, professional focus groups, Saturday workshops and occasional key-note lectures. Hours per week vary depending on work, life and family commitments.
Includes essays and a review of a policy document and a portfolio allowing a great deal of individual choice.
Karen, a winner of the University’s student-led ‘Inspiration’ teaching award, brings over 30 years’ experience in working inside and outside university, FHE, informal education and business settings. She is expert in developing flexible study routes to meet the needs of students from a wide range of professional settings.
Fees UK students: £8,000 per annum
Fees for International students: £14,500 per annum
This fee covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.
Our Student Funding Advisors offer confidential and impartial advice about your funding options.Learn more
Senior LecturerView profile
Jonathan's specialist area is disability studies. He is interested in viewing disability and impairment in terms of the way they impact on inclusion and much of his work is concerned with how social theory can be used to make sense of the lives of disabled people. Jonathan has an acquired brain injury so his work is influenced by direct experience of disability.
Provost & Professor of EducationView profile
An innovative academic, Tanya’s research focus is on educational isolation of coastal, rural and small schools and the relationship with teacher development , teacher supply and educational improvement.
Tanya is currently supervising the following theses: