Taught course

Disability Studies (Distance Learning)

University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper second class or first class) 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 by Distance Learning 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.

We designed the programme in response to the growing demand from students unable to attend University. The programme is entirely computer-based to allow greater flexibility in teaching and learning.

Students are also required to attend two residential study weekends: one in the first year and one in the second.

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
£8,000 (Total)
International students
£8,000 (Total)

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

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 113 343 8056