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
Focussing on cutting edge research to understand how behaviours influence: individual’s decision making; help push the boundaries of the promotion and maintenance of health; the prevention and management of illness; and vulnerability and health risk.
Research students are currently looking at developing interventions to address the psychosocial needs of people living with a range of chronic illnesses including cancer and heart disease. Other research is also looking at the psychological mechanisms that underpin health behaviour motivation, and developing interventions to encourage children and young people to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviours.
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
- College of Human and Health Sciences
- +44 (0)1792 295309