Taught course

Disability Studies

University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, or non-UK equivalent, in a Social Science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant experience will be taken into account where appropriate.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Disability Studies provides a comprehensive insight into the changing and challenging nature of disability theory, policy and research, and gives you the knowledge and skills to meet those challenges.

This unique and popular programme gives you the opportunity to explore theoretical and practical perspectives on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Offered on a modular basis, we have designed each module to examine the concepts associated with disablement in modern society and to provide a basic grounding in the principles and theories of each practice.

We explore disability as an equal opportunities issue through the study of contemporary organisations and institutionalised practices.

For information please contact the School of Sociology and Social Policy Admissions Team.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation30 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 113 343 8056