University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Disability Studies

The School for Policy Studies links theory, policy and practice in a multidisciplinary, research-intensive environment. Our research engages with and influences national and international policy. Our team of 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. Our research examines policy areas that affect us all in day-to-day life, influences and challenges policies implemented by governments and institutions, and investigates the issues, factors and attitudes underlying the social concerns that make the headlines every day.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree and a pass at MSc/MA level (or equivalent experience/qualification).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 7 years

Campus details

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Key information

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
+44 (0) 117 954 6785