University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Disability and Social Policy

This course provides a firm foundation for students to consider, and critically analyse, specific disability-related issues; students examine current and future developments in institutional and community-based care and support services for disabled people and their families; they also explore the recent trend towards independent living, and greater user autonomy and control within welfare policy.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in a social science discipline or equivalent professional qualification; relevant work experience may also be considered appropriate; international candidates must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Course modules

Core modules: Debates on disability theory and research; issues in social policy analysis and research; disability and social policy dissertation; optional modules; research strategy and design; social policy, politics and disabled people; 'race', identity and culture in the black atlantic; disability and development; evaluation research; negotiated study in disability studies; contemporary social thought.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Variable - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,875 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 8056