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Disability Studies

Toronto Metropolitan University

3135 CAD/module
891 CAD/module
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This part-time Disability Studies program from Toronto Metropolitan University allows you to utilize a previous college diploma in a disability-related field, or other relevant post-secondary credentials, to earn a bachelor’s degree through a combination of online, intensive and hybrid courses. 


Disability Studies explores the ways in which the lives of people with disabilities are shaped by patterns of injustice, exclusion and discrimination and social, cultural and aesthetic “norms.” An applied independent thesis project and practical experience in schools and community organizations will ensure you graduate understanding new theoretical and methodological approaches in this relatively new and expansive interdisciplinary field. You will be prepared to make a difference.

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After Graduation

By taking the Disability Studies program from Toronto Metropolitan University, you’ll be ready to assume leadership roles in management; community development and organizing; policy and planning; advocacy and public action in schools, rehabilitation centres and workplaces. 

You may work as an early childhood inclusion facilitator, policy advisor, research analyst, rehabilitation support worker or student success advisor. You may also choose to pursue advanced studies in a range of fields: education, critical disability studies, social work and cultural studies.

You may work as an early childhood inclusion facilitator, policy advisor, research analyst, rehabilitation support worker, student success advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rethinking Disability
  • Disability and the State
  • Mad People's History
  • Principles and Practices of Accessibility
  • Disability, Justice and Good Human Life
  • Disability, Representation/s and Culture
  • Strategies for Community Building
  • The Politics and Practice of Interventions

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A diploma or advanced diploma from a public Canadian community college. Diplomas must have an academic focus (e.g. community and social services, business, arts, engineering, science). The diploma must include a one-year (or equivalent) introductory university-level humanities or social science course or equivalent.
  • Applicants with equivalent international academic qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants with less than a "B" range average in an academic diploma program may be asked to complete up to two one-term university level liberal studies courses prior to admission. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages above the minimum.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3135 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3135 CAD per module
  • National

    891 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 891 CAD per module

Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)

  • Domestic Fees Range: $891 - $5,391
  • International Fees Range: $3,135 - $23,345

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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