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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

By providing an evidence base through empirical investigation, audit, and evaluation, our research actively contributes to improvements at all levels in public health policy and practice.

A PhD in Public Health gives you the opportunity to pursue your particular personal or professional research interests in this wide-ranging area.

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 the impact of a structured education package on nurses’ knowledge and practice in Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Saudi Arabia, and health visitors understanding of the principle ‘influencing policies affecting health’.

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 health and social care 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.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 3 years | 01-JUL-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

01-JUL-20

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)

£18,250

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.