Research course

Social Policy

Institution
University of Bristol · Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree and a pass at MSc/MA level (or equivalent experience/qualification).

Months of entry

September

Course content

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, poverty, gender violence, disability studies, childhood studies, health and social care, urban studies history, human geography, economics, psychology, physical activity nutrition and health sciences, family and child welfare, 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 at a local, national and international level 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 concerns.

Information for international students

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,185 Part time: £2,093
International students
£15,500

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also apply for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
84 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 954 6785