All children and young people are entitled to the best start in life that our society can offer, and it is during these formative years that our lifelong health and social behaviours develop. However the ever increasing demands of a growing population require us to develop new approaches in how we provide a positive environment in which the next generation can flourish. Studying for a PhD or MPhil is a truly challenging and deeply rewarding experience, and Swansea University provides an excellent environment in which to pursue your research studies.
Applications are being accepted in the following areas:
Health & Welfare
Investigating the facets of health and welfare facing children and young people in today's society such as public health challenges, health psychology, health care provision, child abuse and neglect, learning disabilities, play and homelessness.
Student researchers are currently investigating topics such as children's free play choices in the school and home, teaching approaches with the Foundation Phase, and looked after children.
Child and Youth Identity
Exploring the interactions between young people as individual agents, their social environments (school participation, entry to the workplace) and wider social structures that inform their individual biographies and life-opportunities.
In particular sexuality and age, the ways in which these structures and discourses inform the individual identities of young people, and the ways in which