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.
Train to be part of the next generation of specialists with expertise in AI, its applications and its implications.
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).
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Professor Yvonne Jewkes addresses the current prison crisis and how continual changes in leadership contribute to an unsustainable penal system.
A leading institute of public policy research in the UK.
We undertake and enable policy-relevant research, deliver programmes for policymakers, researchers and practitioners and run high-profile public events.
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