Study for a Master of Disability Studies

Become a Teacher of the Deaf

"With my Masters, I hope to continue making education accessible for students with hearing loss and ensure they have the best schooling experience as possible." 

Graduate of the Master of Disability Studies, specialising in Education: Deaf Hard of Hearing

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Become a teacher of students with vision impairment

"All the RIDBC Renwick coursework was practical and well-suited to what I was doing in the classroom, and the lecturers supportive and responsive - it really worked for me."

Graduate of the Master of Disability Studies, specialising in Education: Vision Impairment

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The Master of Disability Studies is administered and delivered by RIDBC Renwick Centre in affiliation with Macquarie University.

The Master of Disability Studies will prepare you for the advanced professional duties required of a qualified special educator working as a teacher of the Deaf or a teacher of students with vision impairment. It will also prepare you with the expertise to conduct research or complete further study in this field.

This course is suited to a range of individuals, including qualified educators who wish to teach students who have a sensory disability; educators already working in the sensory disability field who wish to further their knowledge, skills and qualifications; as well as professionals from a variety of backgrounds (including disability and allied health) who are seeking to complete studies or conduct research in sensory disability.





Why RIDBC Renwick Centre?

 This course is available externally, so you can balance your work and your studies.
Fees are affordable as all students are eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places.
Recognition of prior learning is available for previous studies.

Specialisations available:

  Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  Education: Vision Impairment

  Sensory Disability


Need more information?

Find out more in the RIDBC/ Macquarie University Student Handbook:


Need to speak with someone?

Claire Farrington 
Manager, Graduate Education, RIDBC Renwick Centre
(02) 9872-0811