Swansea University

Swansea University

Gerontology and Ageing Studies

The department offers research on the civic and social engagement and participation of older people, and the disruption of this engagement by personal and structural factors. Interests also encompass the influence the natural and built-up environment has on the ageing population, and care provision for the older person across such areas as social care, health care, residential care, palliative care, chronic conditions, and falls and their prevention.

Entry requirements

MPhil applicants should normally hold an Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a discipline related to the proposed research project, or a relevant, approved postgraduate qualification. PhD applicants would normally have, or be studying for, a Master's degree. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Assessment methods

PhD: A thesis of no more than 100,000 words followed by an oral examination of the thesis (viva); MPhil: A thesis of no more than 60,000 words followed by an oral examination of the thesis (viva).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 8,050 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 8,050 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

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College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
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01792 295309