Taught course

Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and Research

Institution
University of Bristol · School for Policy Studies
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A relevant upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification demonstrated through experience in the field) and a demonstrable ability to study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme, delivered within the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ability to plan and carry out academic research relevant to disability studies.

You will gain the research skills to help make a positive difference to the lives of disabled people, with a special optional interest in people with learning (intellectual) disabilities and their families.

The Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies is a leading national centre of excellence for applied social research and teaching, and the programme is led by staff who are all active researchers. Much of the programme is delivered by, or co­-taught with, people with disabilities, including those with intellectual disabilities.

The programme is one of only a few in the UK where Disability Studies students receive full research methods training. You will take core units about research design, quantitative methods and qualitative methods, plus an additional core unit about inclusive research with disabled people. The core units therefore provide a good grounding for those who wish to carry on to a PhD or take up research posts. A co-learning environment with social work and policy research students also provides an opportunity to interact and share insights with other interest groups.

The optional units will give you a chance to consider research about inclusion for disabled people in relation to international rights, as well as UK structures in society. You will also have the opportunity to gain a particular awareness and skill set associated with emancipatory and participatory models of research, where people with disabilities take active roles in the research process.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk