College of Human and Health Sciences
The Department has an international reputation in research, and is rated “excellent” for teaching. It has extensive laboratory space, excellent facilities, and superb links with hospitals and education. Psychology at Swansea has a dynamic and diverse group of postgraduate students who are central to the research ethos of the Department.
Students working full-time towards a research degree will have the opportunity to attend taught courses on research methods and statistics. Research Students are expected to attend the Departmental Research Seminar series and are encouraged to disseminate their own research findings both at home and internationally. Postgraduate students are provided with office space, personal computing facilities and access to technical support.
The Department has especially strong research interests in:
• Psychology Applied to Medicine:
coping with health threat; interventions in medical settings; nutrition, obesity, and appetite; body image; psycho-oncology; neuro-pscyhology and brain injury; substance misuse; quantitative EEG.
• Applied Learning Theory:
autism and early interventions; schizophrenia; personality; animal behaviour; relational frame theory.
• Cognitive Psychology:
developmental; reading and dyslexia; attention; sleep and dreams; eye-witness testimony; object and face recognition; biological motion.
• Occupational and Social Psychology:
shift work; industrial and organisational psychology; attitudes; prejudice.
A minimum of an upper second-class degree in Psychology or a related discipline is required. Where English is not the first language, the Swansea University required score in tests of English is required. Further details are available from the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor.
Scholarships and bursaries for this course will be announced shortly. Our general scholarship and bursaries web pages have a full listing of available funding plus advice on how to secure your programme of study.
Swansea has an enviable reputation when it comes to promoting research and our facilities are world-class. The admissions tutor can provide you with detailed information on the varied research facilities available to you for this course.
Assessment is normally through a combination of examination and course work, however, you should contact the admissions tutor of your course for detailed information on assessment.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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