You'll need to put together a detailed research proposal, bringing together your ideas into a coherent form. Guidance is available here.
You'll also need to identify a potential supervisor from our academic staff, many of whom are globally recognised leaders in their fields.
When you have completed your research proposal and identified a first and second choice of supervisor, you can apply online here, or download an application form to apply by post. Please note that we advise that you contact us before submitting your application. We can identify appropriate supervisors and, if necessary, work with you to refine your proposal.
For further information on our postgraduate research programmes or if you wish to speak to a relevant member of academic staff then please contact Mrs Maria Davis, telephone +44(0) 1792 295309 or email CHHS Postgraduate Research Academy
It spans the health sciences (such as nursing, midwifery, child studies, policy studies, philosophy, history, biomedical sciences and ethics), social sciences (such as social policy and ageing) and psychology.
The diversity of our research is best demonstrated by our research centres, and potential candidates can explore the current research interests of staff by entering keywords into the research directory that will return results from academic staff member profiles.
The current fees for research degrees are revised each year and you should check the following link for the latest figures: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/.
Scholarships and bursaries are periodically available. Whenever funding is available, all opportunities are advertised at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/.
In addition to tuition fees and living expenses most studies will also incur a further element of cost throughout your research. This could take the form of travel costs, hospitality to run a focus group, conference fees etc. You should spend some time considering what other costs you may need to fund when designing your research proposal.