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MSc in Disability Studies

NOTE: The MSc. in Disability Studies will NOT run in 2023-2024 or 2024-25

The M.Sc. in Disability Studies provides students with a deep understanding of disability from social, historical, cultural, economic and policy perspectives. Graduates of the M.Sc. are equipped with the knowledge, analytical skills and perspectives to help translate rights into reality in the field of disability.

The programme offers:

  1. Immersion in the policy and practice implications of the critically important United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and related human rights instruments.
  2. Familiarisation with the key global issues in the field of disability.
  3. A thorough grounding in the principles and practice of programme planning and evaluation.
  4. An internship in a cutting edge disability organisation in the public, private, or voluntary sectors.
  5. Access to the unique expertise of the Centre for Inclusion and Intellectual Disability and the Centre for Deaf Studies, both located in Trinity College Dublin and closely associated with the programme.
  6. Exposure to teaching from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

The programme aims to prepare graduates for employment and career development in areas such as disability advocacy, quality assurance in disability services, programme planning and evaluation in the field of disability, disability research, and disability policy analysis.

MSc in Disability Studies Scholarship for non-EU students

Non-EU applicants are eligible to apply for a  €5,000 scholarship. For more information on the scholarship and to apply click here

Click here to listen to two of our current students speaking about their experiences at Trinity.