A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in sociology, social policy or a related subject.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information please contact the School of Sociology and Social Policy Admissions Team.
Months of entry
Unfortunately, in response to covid-19, this course will be suspended for the academic year 2020/21. If you have an offer for this course, you’ll receive an email about alternative courses you may want to consider. If you’re a new applicant to the University, you can search for alternative courses starting in the academic year 2020/21.
This exciting programme explores disability as an equal opportunities issue by focusing on contemporary organisations and institutionalised practice.
If you’re a service provider, practitioner or policy maker who wants to bring theory and practice together, or you’re planning a career in the field of disability, you’ll explore a range of disability-related issues from theoretical and practical perspectives.
Our refreshed core modules allow you to explore the frontiers of research in this rapidly developing field, and focus on social policy for disabled people in education, benefits, housing, transport, employment, health and social support services, as well as recent developments in social research on disability. You’ll also choose from optional modules to focus on the topics that best suit your own interests or career plans, from care to disability and development via research training or race and ethnicity studies.
Information for international students
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:
- don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
- want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.
Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Education (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Education (10 weeks).
Fees and funding
The School of Sociology and Social Policy offers a full fee scholarship to an international student studying any postgraduate course in the School except MSc Inequalities and Social Science. FInd out more.
The University also has scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more on the scholarship page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office