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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 3 years | JAN

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

JAN

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Service Policy / Planning Social Policy / Administration

Course type

Research

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Exploring the decision-making processes within health services in the UK and abroad, our research work supports policy changes that improve outcomes both for patients and healthcare practitioners

A PhD in Health Policy gives you the opportunity to pursue your particular personal or professional research interests in this diverse field.

We have specific expertise in finance and service contracting, policy implementation studies, quality systems and public involvement.

Over the course of your studies, you will develop and enhance transferable skills such as problem-solving, project management, and critical thinking that are valued in any professional setting.

Recent research projects carried out by our students include purchaser-provider reforms, national health insurance system design, the UK private medical insurance sector, and public and patient involvement.

As a student at our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a dynamic and supportive research environment with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines and develop links with organisations and policymakers both in the UK and abroad. As such, you can be confident that your research will inform and be informed by the wider healthcare environment.

According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of the research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.

Recent research funding and collaboration partners include:

  • Welsh Government
  • NHS Wales
  • Public Health Wales
  • European Union
  • Amgen Europe
  • Ministry of Defence
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
  • British Medical Association
  • National Institute for Social Care and Health Research
  • Astrazeneca
  • The Wellcome Trust.

You will be joining a university that was named ‘University of the Year’ and ‘Postgraduate’ runner up in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2019.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level and a master’s degree with a minimum overall grade at ‘Merit’. Alternatively, applicants with a UK first class honours degree (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) not holding a master’s degree, will be considered on an individual basis. As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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