Deakin University

Master of Disability and Inclusion

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

The Master of Disability and Inclusion is deeply connected to the disability industry, the organisations that work within it and the communities they serve.The curriculum has been carefully designed to focus on core concepts in disability and inclusion through contemporary theory, government policy and practice; and to critically engage with theory, policy and practice in the context of the lived experiences of people with disabilities.You might be challenged to critically analyse recent updates to legislation, government disability planning where you live and work, and international projects that are working to progressively realise the rights embedded in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. If you’re currently working in disability or community inclusion, you also have the option of basing your assessment tasks on the work you are doing with people with disabilities, families and communities. The course is also a pathway to further research studies including a PhD.


12 credit points comprising 6 core units (1 credit point each), 2 electives (1 credit point each), and a 4 credit point Major Project (comprising Major Project A – 2 credit points and Major Project B – 2 credit points) OR students who enter via the Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion (or equivalent) will only need to complete the remaining 8 credit points.


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Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Bachelor Degree or higher in a related discipline or Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline AND two years relevant work experience or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.


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Study pathways

The 12 credit point Masters is a pathway into a PhD in Disability and Inclusion.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $38,056
International: $48,864
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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