Institute for Policy Research

Who will shape the data society?

Latest blog from IPR Prize Fellow
Dr Jonathan Gray

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Basic income: an idea whose time has come?

IPR Director Nick Pearce
to speak at Bristol debate

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Have you been in a jobcentre lately?

Dr Rita Griffiths on
the Conservative approach
to welfare

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IPR Research

  • IPR is a leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath. We undertake research into major public policy challenges, study how governments work and what they do, and offer professional doctorates and fellowship programmes to people working in policymaking. We promote public debate through events, policy briefs and blogs, and facilitate exchange between researchers and practitioners, in Bath and London. We have partnerships with university institutes around the world.

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Policy Fellowship Programme


The IPR Policy Fellowship Programme brings together senior policy makers and the University’s best academic talent.

Professional Doctorate

Professional Doctorate

For experienced policy professionals wanting to develop their policy analysis expertise without having to take a full career break.