Research course

Community Care

University of Kent · Tizard Centre
MPhilPhDMA by research

Entry requirements

A 1 or 2.1 in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Tizard Centre is part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) and is one of the leading UK academic groups working in intellectual disability and community care.

The Centre has excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments. It offers excellent opportunities for full or part-time research in intellectual disability and community care leading to higher degrees.

The Tizard Centre has a strong track record of attracting ESRC research studentship funding, The Centre is also recognised for CASE awards, which are advertised separately.

You should send an outline of your research proposal with your application.

Current research areas include: social inequalities and community care; intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Department specialisms

The Tizard Centre is recognised as leading the field in deinstitutionalisation and community living, challenging behaviour, quality of staff support, sexuality and autism, and has had a significant impact on national policies in these areas. We are committed to addressing issues arising from social inequality.

Information for international students

Please see for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please refer to the University's Postgraduate Scholarship & Loans web pages at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0)1227 827 272
+44 (0)1227 827 077