An upper second-class honours degree and a pass at MSc/MA level (or equivalent experience/qualification).
Months of entry
The School for Policy Studies links theory, policy and practice in a multidisciplinary, research-intensive environment. Our research engages with and influences national and international policy. Our team of policy experts come from a wide variety of backgrounds in social policy research, social work, sociology, gender violence, disability studies, health and social care, childhood studies, history, human geography, economics, psychology, physical activity, nutrition and health sciences, based within seven specialist research centres.
Our research examines policy areas that affect us all in day-to-day life, influences and challenges policies implemented by governments and institutions, and investigates the issues, factors and attitudes underlying the social concerns that make the headlines every day.
The school is an exciting environment for graduate studies; we welcome graduate students from the UK and around the world to join our diverse and highly-rated research team. We particularly welcome applications on topics with direct relevance to national and international policy and social work concerns.
The school houses seven specialist research centres, one of which is the Norah Fry Research Centre which specialises in research around disability studies. Specifically, our PhD applicants are interested in exploring policies, practices or societal issues from the point of view of people with disabilities, recognising and valuing their human rights.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Applicants may apply for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund. Also, candidates for a Disability Studies PhD can apply for social work or social policy disciplinary studentships from the ESRC, which may encompass disability interests.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
- +44 (0) 117 954 6785