Research course

Health Policy

Swansea University · College of Human and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Exploring 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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

College of Human and Health Sciences
+44 (0)1792 295309