University of Kent
The Tizard Centre offers excellent opportunities for full or part-time research in intellectual disability, community care and autism leading to higher degrees. The Centre has a strong track record of attracting research studentship funding.
About the Tizard Centre
The Tizard Centre is part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) and has excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments.
The Centre is at the forefront of learning and research in autism, intellectual disability and community care, and in 2013 received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its outstanding work in these areas.
The Centre has excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments. Our primary aims, through research, teaching and consultancy, are:
to find out more about how to effectively support and work with people with IDD
to help carers, managers and professionals develop the values, knowledge and skills that enable better services
to aid policymakers, planners, managers and practitioners to organise and provide enhanced services.
The Tizard Centre is recognised as leading the field in deinstitutionalisation and community living, challenging behaviour, quality of staff support, sexuality and autism, and has had a significant impact on national policies in these areas. We are committed to addressing issues arising from social inequality.
A first or 2.1 in a relevant subject for the MA by research. You should send an outline of your research proposal with your application.
For PhD students: a first or 2:1 in a relevant subject. Applicants would normally have a Master’s degree at merit or distinction level.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.