Applicants for the PhD programme would normally have, or be studying for a Master’s degree, while our MPhil programme requires a first or upper second 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.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
All children and young people are entitled to the best start in life that our society can offer, and it is during these formative years that our lifelong health and social behaviours develop. However the ever increasing demands of a growing population require us to develop new approaches in how we provide a positive environment in which the next generation can flourish. A research degree gives you the chance to pursue a research project based around your own passions and interests, leading to a qualification which can open the door to an academic career or boost employment prospects outside academia.
Applications are being accepted in the following areas:
Health & Welfare
Investigating the facets of health and welfare facing children and young people in today’s society such as public health challenges, health psychology, health care provision, child abuse and neglect, learning disabilities, play and homelessness.
Student researchers are currently investigating topics such as children’s free play choices in the school and home, teaching approaches with the Foundation Phase, and looked after children.
Child and Youth Identity
Exploring the interactions between young people as individual agents, their social environments (school participation, entry to the workplace) and wider social structures that inform their individual biographies and life-opportunities.
In particular sexuality and age, the ways in which these structures and discourses inform the individual identities of young people, and the ways in which ‘youth’ are represented in popular discourse are of interest. Applications are welcomed in youth studies, youth participation and gender and sexuality studies.
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Maria Davis
- +44 (01792) 295309