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Institute for Policy Research

A leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath.


Highlights from our latest research, analysis, activities and programmes.

Bath Screening of ActNowFilm

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Join us at the University of Bath for a screening of ActNowFilm: Youth climate leaders in conversation with climate experts.

Our research

We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making.


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An interdisciplinary lab for research into Universal Basic Income (UBI).

Political economy and politics

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Analysing political economy and exploring the evolution of politics, the changing role of the state, and political ideas and values.

Policy programmes

Learn more about our policymaker and practitioner programmes, and sabbatical and internship schemes.

The IPR sabbatical scheme

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Bath academics can apply to spend a semester at the IPR to work on an interdisciplinary research project with substantial policy and public engagement.

IPR internships

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Apply now for an internship with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR).

Postgraduate programmes

Learn more about our postgraduate programmes

Masters (MSc) in Public Policy

MSc in Public Policy

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.

Climate change and the environment

Our latest work and updates on environment and climate change policy, and activities as part of the UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN)

Connect with us

Find out more about the IPR, and stay up-to-date with our latest research, publications, events and news.

IPR policy podcasts

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Listen to our IPR policy podcasts to catch up on the best of our lectures and seminars.

Upcoming IPR events

Sign up to join our upcoming public lectures, panel discussions and seminars.

About us

We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making, manage networks with the worlds of policy and practice, and increase public understanding of policy research through our public events and publications.

We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable dual learning and original contributions to both research and practice.


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