This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum.
Students will design and conduct an independent study. Students will submit a report of their study in a dissertation. The dissertation will demonstrate; substantial analysis of, and research into, a problem; mastery of the relevant literature; thorough understanding of the relevant research techniques in the field of study; ability to apply research findings to the development of models, policies and practices in the field of disability studies.
This topic aims to provide students with the opportunity to conduct a supervised research study in the broad area of disability/rehabilitation studies and/or its contributing discliplines. The findings of the study are to be presented in a dissertation of approximately 18,000 words, which shall be examined by two examiners.