Research course

Health Psychology

Institution
Swansea University · Psychology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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

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.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Human and Health Sciences
Email
chhs-pgr-academy@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295309