Children and Young People (PhD)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 years

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How you will study
full-time

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About Children and Young People at Swansea University

Course Overview

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

Study options for this course

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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 years
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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International Ph.D. Full-time £4,280 £16,700 Ph.D. Part-time £2,140 £8,350 M.Phil. Full-time £4,280 £16,700 M.Phil. Part-time £2,140 £8,350

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the PhD programme would normally have, or be studying for a Master's degree, while our MPhil programme requires a first or upper second degree in a discipline related to the proposed research project, or a relevant, approved postgraduate qualification.  In some cases, there may be opportunities for MPhil students to continue their studies as a PhD student.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office is happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found here.

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

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