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UCC ACE Diploma in Disability Studies |CC037| (29 Weeks Blended Learning) September Enrolment

Course Overview

Accreditation NFQ level 7 – Special Purpose Award
Course Code:
CC037 | WED. 19.00-22.00 and Occasional Saturdays
€990 per year

This Diploma seeks to enable students

to develop critical awareness of the

factors operating in the world of

Disability. It challenges the way in

which disability is understood by our

society. Students explore disability

from a variety of perspectives including

media portrayals, access rights and

barriers and daily living tom identify

ways to remove the physical, legal,

political and attitudinal barriers that

exclude people with impairments from


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Programme Description

Year 1 – Models of Disability and

Support, Perceptions and Portrayals

of Disability, Disability and Inclusive

Environments, Supporting Inclusion

Policy and Legislation.


Year 2 – Disability and Daily Living,

Disability and Social Inclusion,

Psychology, Disability and Human

Rights, Group Research Project.



Entry Requirements

Students should be over 21 and hold

NFQ 5, Leaving Certificate or an

equivalent academic qualification.

Those who do not have English as a

first language must have an IELTS 6 or

equivalent language qualification.

Delivery Style

Semester 1 blended learning. Direct

contact lecture groups of 7-10 alternated

with virtual classroom sessions

Method of Assessment

There are no exams. The course is

evaluated through a combination of

learning journal entries, essays, reviews,

presentations and a group research

report. .

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Further Information

Contact Christine Chasaide

Phone: 087 946 1472

Email: c.chasaide@ucc.ie

This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.