University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Disability Studies

This programme provides a comprehensive insight into the changing and challenging nature of disability theory, policy and research, and gives students the knowledge and skills to meet those challenges; it gives students the opportunity to explore theoretical and practical perspectives on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.1 or 1st class) in a social science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification; relevant experience is taken into account where appropriate; candidates who have narrowly missed securing a 2.1 result may be considered on their merits.

Course modules

Core modules: debates on disability theory and research; social policy, politics and disabled people; disability dissertation; plus optional modules include: research strategy and design; advanced ethnicity and racism studies; race, identity and culture in the black Atlantic; issues in social policy analysis and research; contemporary social thought; disability and development; negotiated study in disability studies; evaluation research; from conception to the grave (health in a global context).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Variable - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 3,440 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,745 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