Institute for Policy Research
A leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath.
We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making.
Our Reports, Policy Briefs and Research Summaries inform and influence public policy debates and highlight the real-world research carried out at Bath.
This Masters degree offers students the opportunity to study how public policy is made, what shapes it and how to make a real difference as a policymaker.
Renew and reinvigorate your professional thinking by spending time with world-class academics at the University of Bath.
This pioneering doctorate will enhance professional capability and critical reflection on the theories, methods and practices of policymaking.
Bath academics can apply to spend a semester at the IPR to work on an interdisciplinary research project with substantial policy and public engagement.
Outstanding national or international academics or policymakers can apply to spend up to six months with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR).
By Professor Michael Kenny and Professor Nick Pearce
This ESRC project examines the ways couples with children make decisions about work, care & household finances in relation to changes under Universal Credit.
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The University of Bonn's Professor Markus Gabriel discusses fiction as a component of human thought and ideology.
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We undertake and enable policy-relevant research, deliver programmes for policymakers, researchers and practitioners and run high-profile public events.
The Advisory Board for the Institute for Policy Research (IPR).