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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
October, January, April, July

International course fees
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All study options

About Sociology at Swansea University

Build your interest in sociology and extend your knowledge in a dynamic research environment, with a strong focus on research training. We’ll enable you to advance your analytical and research skills while equipping you with the tools for confident, autonomous thinking, which are much-in-demand from employers.  

The Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences is home to a multi-disciplinary team of staff whose work reflects shared principles of promoting social justice, equality, and diversity as a basis for human well-being.  Staff in the department are committed to conceptually sophisticated, and socially relevant research and scholarship, with expertise in a diverse array of theoretical traditions.  

Our staff can offer supervision across a wide range of social science research themes and methods. We welcome both empirical and theoretical project proposals as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary research.  The department plays a vital role in emerging and novel intellectual areas and addresses the widest range of trends, problems and dilemmas of a rapidly changing social world.  

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsOctober, January, April, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsOctober, January, April, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsOctober, January, April, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 years
    Course startsOctober, January, April, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

MPhil: Applicants for MPhil must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). 

PhD: Applicants for PhD must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level and a master’s degree with a minimum overall grade at ‘Merit’. 

English Language
IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.5) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. 

As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.

What students think about Swansea University

    Farhana Jaidin, Brunei (Politics)

    Swansea has a lot of tourist attractions and aside from that, the city is bustling with every entertainment you could think of, cinemas, restaurants, occasional student gatherings, you name it!

    Swansea is also within easy reach from London or Cardiff Airport, three hours and an hour respectively, so it is effortless if students want to travel for a mini weekend break.

    People in Swansea live in a close community so you don’t feel left out. You are so much in a part of the family as everyone else is. The student societies are very active in Swansea University and there are a lot of choices to choose from.

    Abir Abdul-Rahim, Malaysia

    Where are you from?
    Shah Alam, Malaysia

    Where did you study (which institution or school) before coming to Swansea?
    Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur for A Levels.
    Tunku Kurshiah College, Negeri Sembilan for high school.

    Why choose Swansea University?
    Low cost living and student life here is said to be good. Making it a conducive environment to study.

    What course are you doing?
    BSc Actuarial Science

    What do you do in your free time?
    I am involved with student body organisation based in London called UKEC (United Kingdom and Eire Council). It's a representative of all Malaysian Societies in the UK and Eire. Am currently the National Treasurer of it.

    What has been the highlight of your time in Swansea?
    Being part of the societies and organized student events for our fellow students here. It has helped me to mingle well with the other nationalities.

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