Master of Science in Disability and Society
The Master of Science in Disability and Society is a unique study programme in Norway which gives the student an in-depth insight into disability and the barriers the disabled are up against.
Disability and society
Disability is seen as a (potentially problematic) interplay between an individual and their environment. The challenge here is to understand this interplay such that by changing the environment in a broad sense, society can be made less disabling.
This programme of study is interdisciplinary with a sociological profile; it treats the consequences of reduced ability in daily life, and how societal barriers can be disabling.
Practical research is directed towards, for example:
- standard of living
- societal outcasts
- practical interaction with social agencies
- consequences of political reform
- barriers to participation
- new political trends (e.g. accessibility and anti-discrimination laws)
- observed practices and daily life in childcare institutions/schools and in general
The Master of Science in Disability and Society is a two-year long programme which consists of both compulsory and elective courses and a master's thesis (45 ECTS). You may take the master programme as a part-time study.
Teaching is to a great extent carried out through the medium of seminars, and combines lectures, project work and problem-based learning. The teaching is generally organized as four or five intensive weeks per semester. This means that the course offerings are completed over short, work-intensive periods. The master programme combines obligatory courses and elective specialization subjects.
For further information about the courses, please consult the course descriptions .
Please note that the language of instruction is mostly Norwegian, consult Courses in English for an overview of courses given in English.
Degree: Master of Science in Disability and Society
Language of instruction: Norwegian
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MFUNKSAM
Restricted admission: Yes
Application deadline: 15th April
This information applies to the current academic year