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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication For And With People With Disabilities Sociology Of Health And Sickness

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is a relatively new but rapidly growing academic discipline, as illustrated by the international proliferation of courses, events, networks, journals, book series, monographs, edited collections, and so on. Though drawing on this progress substantially, the Disability Studies MA differs from similar programmes insofar as it places particular emphasis on cultural issues. We are not only interested in the policies, prejudices, and professions around disability but also its representation in literature, media, film, art and so on. Liverpool Hope University is particularly well suited as a host for this programme on many counts. Most obviously, and indeed most importantly, we have a wealth of specialist staff and resources. We have a number of experts in Disability Studies, award winning tutors, and internationally recognised scholars and researchers. What is more, the regional, national, and international profile of the programme is enhanced greatly by the Centre for Culture & Disability Studies–and, by extension, the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, the Literary Disability Studies book series, the on-going seminar series, and the International Network of Literary & Cultural Disability Scholars–that is housed at the Graduate School in the Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University. Students completing the MA will be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope or elsewhere. Beyond the academy disability studies is relevant to many careers.

Different course options

Full time | Hope Park | 12 months | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

OCT

Modules

The relationship between disability and professional practice can be both problematic and productive. This relationship is explored in the module as an array of perspectives and expertise is considered. Training, teaching, therapy, legislation, and so on, are all manifestly praiseworthy but nonetheless warrant critical engagement. How and by whom is disability voiced within the professions? These are some of the many provocative questions that the module explores in relation to the professional context.
Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students normally have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Computer Science, Computing, Science, or engineering-based discipline. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is set across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment of over £76 million. Each year over 1,000 postgraduate students choose to study a range of postgraduate taught, research and PGCE...more

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