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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 Health Psychology at Swansea University

Course Overview

Focusing on cutting edge research to understand how behaviours influence: individual's decision making; help push the boundaries of the promotion and maintenance of health; the prevention and management of illness; and vulnerability and health risk. 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.

Focussing on cutting edge research to understand how behaviours influence: individual's decision making; help push the boundaries of the promotion and maintenance of health; the prevention and management of illness; and vulnerability and health risk.

Research students are currently looking at developing interventions to address the psychosocial needs of people living with a range of chronic illnesses including cancer and heart disease.  Other research is also looking at the psychological mechanisms that underpin health behaviour motivation, and developing interventions to encourage children and young people to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Find out more about some of the academic staff supervising theses in these areas:

Professor Paul Bennett

Dr Jaynie Rance

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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).

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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