Taught course

Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and Research

University of Bristol · Norah Fry Research Centre

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ability to plan and carry out academic research relevant to disability studies. You will gain a particular awareness and skill set associated with emancipatory and participatory models of research, where disabled people themselves take active roles in the research process. Parts of the programme are delivered by, or co-taught with, people with disabilities, including those with learning difficulties.

You will take core units about research design, quantitative methods and qualitative methods along with students on the MSc in Policy Research and the MSc in Social Work Research, plus an additional core unit about inclusive research with disabled people. The core units are part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre at Bristol, and as such are a good grounding for those who wish to carry on to a PhD or take up research posts. 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.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £6,200; Part-time: £3,100
International students

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Senior Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 0117 954 6785