If youre a service provider, practitioner or policy maker who wants to bring theory and practice together, or youre planning a career in the field of disability, youll explore a range of disability-related issues from theoretical and practical perspectives.
Core modules focus on social policy for disabled people in education, benefits, housing, transport, employment, health and social support services, as well as recent developments in social research on disability. Youll also choose from optional modules to focus on the topics that best suit your own interests or career plans, from care to disability and development via research training or race and ethnicity studies.
Supported by our Centre for Disability Studies, youll learn in a stimulating environment where tutors teaching is informed by their own cutting-edge research.
The interdisciplinary Centre for Disability Studies is at the forefront of international research in the field, using social model approaches that recognise disability as a form of institutional discrimination and social exclusion, rather than a product of physical different between individuals. Youll benefit from the expertise of researchers from diverse backgrounds, drawing on the experiences and issues raised by the disabled peoples movement.
There is a growing demand for students with a comprehensive knowledge of disability issues in all areas of social life.
In particular, there are many career opportunities in health and social support services, education, human resources, statutory and voluntary agencies, NGOs (non-governmental organisations), INGOs (international non-governmental agencies) and charities.
There are also excellent career openings in social research and universities youll be well prepared for further research at PhD level.
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A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in sociology, social policy or a related subject.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.
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