Swansea University

Swansea University

Social Work and Social Care

This programme aims to generate new knowledge about the changes affecting the social care workforce and service provision, including social outcomes, such as quality of life, social inclusion and social capital measures. Current students are investigating topics such as the services for young carers; multi-agency working within the area of substance misuse and the social exclusion experienced by older people in care homes.

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 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
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 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
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,600 per Year 1 (International) 6 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 Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 4 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

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