University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Policy Research

Researchers, research managers and policy advisers, as well as service planners, are all faced with a growing need for top-quality research that is timely and relevant. This programme builds on the links between research and policy in developing the particular skills and capacities needed by policy-oriented researchers, professionals and postgraduate students interested in carrying out public policy, social policy and social welfare research. We believe this is vital if researchers are to maximise the impact of their work in addressing real issues of concern to policy-makers and decision-takers. The programme provides core research training in philosophy and research design in the social sciences, along with introductions to and further approaches in quantitative and qualitative methods in the social sciences. It also offers elective courses in areas of the school's particular research expertise, namely child and family welfare, gender and violence, health and social care, poverty and social exclusion, and policy-oriented evaluation.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
0117 954 6785