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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    2 years

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

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£ 18,250per year

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 45 1

    1st out of 35 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    137 71%

    12th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    14th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    32nd

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    10th

    24

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