MA, MPhil, PhD in Community Care

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Program Description

MA, MPhil, PhD in Community Care

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research


The Tizard Centre is part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) and is one of the leading UK academic groups working in intellectual disability and community care.

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 learning disabilities
  • 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.

Course structure

The Centre offers excellent opportunities for full or part-time research in intellectual disability and community care leading to higher degrees.

The Tizard Centre has a strong track record of attracting University and ESRC research studentship funding.

You should send an outline of your research proposal with your application.

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 in a relevant subject.

English language entry requirements

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Research areas

Current research areas include: social inequalities and community care; intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Full-time: UK/EU: 3996 GBP, International: 12450 GBP

Part-time: UK/EU: 1998 GBP, International: 6240 GBP

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
1 - 5 years
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Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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