The School for Policy Studies delivers highly-rated postgraduate programmes in social policy, public policy, disability studies, exercise, nutrition and health sciences and social work.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for 2020 prospective students
We are still accepting applications to most of our postgraduate programmes for an autumn 2020 start.
Please read this document which will help answer your admissions based queries, concerning the COVID-19 pandemic: PG FAQ Document - July update (PDF, 120kB)
- MSc Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and Research
- MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health
- MSc Public Policy
- MSc Policy Research
- MSc Social Work Research
- MRes Health and Wellbeing
The PhD programme at the School for Policy Studies offers exciting opportunities to conduct research on important areas of social policy, social work, disability studies, health sciences and related subject areas. We welcome graduate students to join our diverse and highly rated research team. Our PhD programmes include:
The school also offers an interdisciplinary pathway to study at doctorate level:
- PhD Health and Wellbeing (South West Doctoral Training Partnership interdisciplinary pathway).
What is the difference between a disciplinary and interdisciplinary PhD?
A disciplinary programme is in an established discipline such as social policy or social work. An interdisciplinary PhD programme pulls on research expertise from across disciplines and across institutions. It involves methods, insights and research expertise from across several established disciplines or traditional areas of study.
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Staff research interests
You can find the names of academic staff and their research interests listed within their respective research centres.