Taught course

Disability Studies

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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

UK students
Total £8,000
International students
Total: EU £8,000 Non EU £18,000

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more on the scholarship page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
pgssp@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 113 343 8056