Research course

Social Policy

Swansea University · Social Work, Social Policy and Social Research

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

Studying contemporary social issues and policies in today’s society from both national and international perspectives.

Within this field current student research project include bereavement and social policy in later life, and the use of housing adaptations to facilitate policy.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

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