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 direct to Marjon
Duration One year full-time or two years part-time
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 is the medical model of disability?
What is the social model of disability?
How should society think about disability in the future?
Why does disability discrimination vary across the globe?
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.
Fees UK students: £6500
Fees for International students: £12000
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.
James has a wealth of experience in teaching at all levels from KS1, primary, secondary and special schools, as well as further and higher education. His research explores how educators can be supported to further advance their own practice.View full 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 disbility.
Director of the Institute of EducationView profile
Alison has experience of strategic and operational leadership and management within the secondary and HE sectors and is instrumental in the training and quality assuring of in-school coaches/mentors.
Provost of Marjon University CornwallView profile
Tanya is course leader MA Education courses at Marjon Cornwall campus in Truro. An innovative academic, Tanya’s research focus is on educational isolation of coastal, rural and small schools and the relationship with teacher development and educational improvement.
Senior LecturerView profile
Karen 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 and won the University’s student-led ‘Inspiration’ teaching award in 2016.