Swansea University

Swansea University

Psychology

Students study the secrets of the human mind. The course covers human behaviour, and helps students make sense of how we understand the world, what makes us laugh or cry, why we are conscious, and why we make the choices we do. The following research areas are strongly encouraged: clinical and health psychology; learning and behaviour; cognition and perception; brain and behaviour; evolutionary behavioural science.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the PhD programme would normally have, or be studying for a Master's degree, while our MPhil programme requires a 1st or upper 2nd 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. 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 is submitted, 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 (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 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 Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 6 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
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 2 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 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
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

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 295309