Study for a Master of Disability Studies

Become a
Teacher of the Deaf

Josh

“With my Masters, I hope to continue making education accessible for students with hearing loss."
 

Josh

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Become a teacher of students with vision impairment

Lindsey

"One of the real highlights at RIDBC Renwick Centre for me was getting to learn directly from leaders in the field in teaching children with vision impairment."

Lindsey

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Advance your career in
sensory disabilty

Shanleigh

"The knowledge I gain I can apply to my everyday life, current work and eventually in my future career."

Shanleigh

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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 who are blind or have a vision impairment. This course is suited to a range of individuals, including qualified educators who wish to teach students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have a vision impairment or educators already working in the sensory disability field who wish to further their knowledge, skills and qualifications. This degree can support career development and increase employment  opportunities in inclusive and special needs education. It will also prepare you with the expertise to conduct research or complete further study in this field.

Completion of the Master of Disability Studies (Sensory Disability specialisation) will provide graduates with advanced knowledge in both hearing and vision within contemporary studies in disability, preparing students for roles that support the needs of children and adults with hearing and/or vision loss. It is suitable for a range of allied health and other professionals (such as youth, community and social workers, disability support/carers, administrators and managers in disability organisations) who are seeking to complete studies in disability or are seeking career development and advancement in the growing disability sector.

 
 

 

 

 

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?

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