The Disability Studies programme is offered by the University of Bristol . The research engages with and influences national and international policy. Our policy experts come from a wide variety of backgrounds in social policy research, social work, sociology, gender violence, disability studies, health and social care, childhood studies, history, human geography, economics, psychology, physical activity, nutrition and health sciences, based within seven specialist research centres.
The Norah Fry Research Centre for Disability Studies is a leading national centre of excellence for applied social research and teaching, making a positive difference to the lives of disabled people. The centre explores policies, practices or societal issues from the point of view of people with disabilities, recognising and valuing their human rights.
Studying for a PhD in Disability Studies will equip you with a broad range of research knowledge and skills, both within the disability field and beyond. As a result, what you learn when focusing on disability-related issues and developing skills in analysis and research will be relevant to vocational or non-vocational work in many different settings and topic areas.
Obtaining a PhD is a route into an academic post, either within a higher education institution or in a public sector or research enterprise.
Previous graduates have gone on to work for the University of Bristol or other universities, public sector bodies, third sector organisations, self-advocacy and user-led organisations, local government or education. Their roles have been strongly related to applied social research.
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- The Norah Fry Research Centre is a leading international centre specialising in research with and for disabled adults, children and their families.
- The centre is known for its work to include people with intellectual disabilities in the research process, as well as the development of accessible, easy-to-understand information and the dissemination of research findings in multiple formats to different audiences.
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- 48 months
- 84 months
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- An upper second-class honours degree and a pass at MSc/MA level (or equivalent experience/qualification).
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International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4565 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 48 months.
- UK: part-time £2,283
Living costs for Bristol
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.