36 months
15240 CAD/year
4089 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Disability Studies program from University of Winnipeg is an interdisciplinary program focused on the critical analysis of disability in society which includes the study of disability as a social, scientific, cultural, historical, and political construction.  

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The Disability Studies program from University of Winnipeg  will challenge you to think about “disability” and “ability” in a new way. 

Using a social model lens, the problem becomes a lack of ramps rather than the fact that someone uses a wheelchair. In this program students will begin from an examination and critique of the bio-medical model of disability.

Topics to be considered include human rights, ethics and accountability, adaptive physical activity, sport and recreation, social movements, normalcy, eugenics, genetic engineering, family, sexuality, employment, socialization and development, aging, education, adaptive and universal design, and gender issues. 

Sample Careers  

Opportunities are available in a wide variety of areas, such as teaching, research, policy analysis in various levels of government, the non-profit sector, the health care sector, the tourism sector, etc. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theorizing Disability 
  • Disabilities, Sexualities, and Rights
  • Disability Studies Seminar
  • Embodied Subjects
  • Disability Studies Research Placement  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits
  • 4 years: 120 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • American High School Curriculum -  Complete grade 12 with a minimum high school average of C+ or better on a minimum of 5 academic subjects.
  • British Patterned Education - General Certificate of Education, with two subjects at Advanced Level and three at Ordinary Level, or three subjects at Advanced Level and one at the Ordinary Level. Secondary School Grade: C (with no mark below a D)
  • International Baccalaureate – An IB diploma with 3 HL courses and 3 SL courses.  For transfer credit or advanced standing, no grade below 4 accepted.Minimum points required: 24Minimum total score of 24 points 
  • Students will still need to meet the English Language Requirements of the university. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15240 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15240 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4089 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4089 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Winnipeg

1056 - 1650 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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