University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Disability Studies (Inclusive Theory and Research)

This programme, delivered by the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ability to plan and carry out academic research relevant to disability studies. You will gain the research skills to help make a positive difference to the lives of disabled people, with a special optional interest in people with learning (intellectual) disabilities and their families. The Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies is a leading national centre of excellence for applied social research and teaching, and the programme is led by staff who are all active researchers. Much of the programme is delivered by, or co­-taught with, people with disabilities, including those with intellectual disabilities. The programme is one of only a few in the UK where Disability Studies students receive full research methods training. You will take core units about research design, quantitative methods and qualitative methods, plus an additional core unit about inclusive research with disabled people. The core units therefore provide a good grounding for those who wish to carry on to a PhD or take up research posts. A co-learning environment with social work and policy research students also provides an opportunity to interact and share insights with other interest groups. The optional units will give you a chance to consider research about inclusion for disabled people in relation to international rights, as well as UK structures in society. You will also have the opportunity to gain a particular awareness and skill set associated with emancipatory and participatory models of research, where people with disabilities take active roles in the research process.

Course modules

The programme is delivered through a combination of intensive block teaching and weekly delivery to ensure it is as accessible as possible to postgraduate students, busy professionals and practitioners. There are four core taught units and you will choose a further two optional taught units. To gain the MSc, you will undertake a research dissertation, which is the equivalent of a further three units. Part-­time students will normally take two core units and one optional unit in year one, and two core units and one optional unit in year two. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Diploma in Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and Research or our MSc in Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and Research. http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCoho...

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,250 per (Year 1) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 GBP 5,200 per (Year 1) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,200 per (Year 1) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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