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
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. Studying for a PhD or MPhil is a truly challenging and deeply rewarding experience, and Swansea University provides an excellent environment in which to pursue your research studies.
Current and past students have investigated subjects such as purchaser-provider reforms, national health insurance system design, public and patient involvement, the UK private medical insurance sector, and public and patient involvement.
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 (0)1792 295309