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Disability Studies, B.A.

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University rank #601 (WUR) Toronto, Canada
Explore the ways in which the lives of people with disabilities are shaped by patterns of injustice, exclusion, discrimination and the rule of social, cultural and aesthetic “norms.” at the Disability Studies program at the Ryerson University.
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Students from the Disability Studies program at the Ryerson University learn new theoretical and methodological approaches. They explore questions of identity, intersectionality and popular representations, history, policy and legislation, access and technology, social action and disability justice.

Drawing from the work of scholars, activists and artists and building from students’ personal and professional experiences, our program engages learners in a transformative process of reflection, debate and discovery.

Distinctive Learning

High-quality undergraduate education in a relatively new and expansive interdisciplinary field. Utilize a previous college diploma in a disability-related program or other relevant post-secondary credentials, and earn a bachelor’s degree by joining our part-time program. Engage with disability communities and organizations; flexible format consisting of online, intensive and hybrid course delivery; applied independent thesis project; practical experience in schools and community organizations.

After Graduation

Assume leadership roles in management, community development and organizing, policy and planning, advocacy and public action. Pursue advanced studies in a range of fields: education, critical disability studies, social work and cultural studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Identity
  • Intersectionality and popular representations
  • History
  • Policy and legislation
  • Access and technology
  • Social action and disability justice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Supplementary Form
  • Supporting Documents
  • Non-Academic Requirements
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2996 CAD/year
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  • National

    889 CAD/year
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Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)

  • Domestic Fees Range: $889 - $5,381
  • International Fees Range: $2,996 - $22,243

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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