This programme explores the decision-making processes and action plans, especially those adopting a �policy process� approach, which are put in place to address specific aims with the health services in the UK and world-wide. Special interests in this area include finance and service contracting, policy implementation studies, quality systems and public involvement. Current and past students have investigated subjects such purchaser-provider reforms, national health insurance system design, public and patient involvement, the UK private medical insurance sector, and public and patient involvement.
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.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 7,400 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 7,400 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Singleton Park, Swansea||Swansea||SA2 8PP||Wales|
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