University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Disability Studies (Inclusive Theory and Research)

This research programme will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ability to plan and carry out academic research relevant to disability studies, with a particular emphasis on people with learning (intellectual) disabilities. Students will gain a particular awareness and skill set associated with emancipatory and participatory models of research, where disabled people themselves take active roles in the research process. Parts of the programme are delivered by, or co-taught with, disabled people. 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 optional units will give you a chance to consider research about inclusion for people with learning disabilities and other disabled people in health, in social care and policy, and in education.

Entry requirements

A relevant upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification demonstrated through experience in the field), and a demonstrated ability to study at postgraduate level.

Course modules

Core modules: philosophy and research design in the social sciences; introduction to quantitative research methods in the social sciences; introduction to qualitative research methods in the social sciences; inclusive research with disabled people; dissertation; plus optional units; personalisation in practice; citizenship and participation; social inclusion; including students' voices.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
00117 954 6785