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Postgraduate study

The Master of Disability Studies is administered and delivered by NextSense Institute in affiliation with Macquarie University.
Masters of Disability graduation ceremony

What is the Masters of Disability Studies course?

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 loss, who are blind, or have low vision.

This course is suited to a range of individuals, including qualified educators who wish to teach students who are deaf, experience hearing or vision loss, are blind or who have low vision, 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) seeking to complete studies in disability, advance or develop their career in the growing disability sector.


  • 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.

How to apply

To apply for this course, head to the Macquarie University website and click the Apply Now button.

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