Swansea University

Swansea University

Health Psychology

This courses focuses on cutting edge research to understand how behaviours influence an 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.

Entry requirements

MPhil applicants should normally hold an Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a discipline related to the chosen speciality, or a relevant, approved postgraduate qualification. PhD applicants would normally have, or be studying for, a Master's degree. 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; MPhil: a thesis of no more than 60,000 words and an oral examination of the thesis (viva).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,300 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 Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,600 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 15,300 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 7,600 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
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 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