Research course

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Institution
University of Kent · Tizard Centre
Qualifications
MA by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 in a relevant subject. You should send an outline of your research proposal with your application.

Months of entry

September

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. Our primary aims, through research, teaching and consultancy, are:

  • to find out more about how to effectively support and work with people with learning disabilities
  • to help carers, managers and professionals develop the values, knowledge and skills that enable better services
  • to aid policymakers, planners, managers and practitioners to organise and provide enhanced services.

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.

The Centre 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 University and ESRC research studentship funding.

Department specialisms

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

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/

Fees and funding

Please visit our

funding web pages

for the most current information and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
The Tizard Centre
Email
sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1227 827958