To apply for the PhD programme you would need to have, or be studying for a Master’s degree, while our MPhil programme requires a first or upper second degree in a discipline related to the proposed research project, or a relevant, approved postgraduate qualification. In some cases, there may be opportunities for MPhil students to continue their studies as a PhD student.
We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office is happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found here.
You would be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted, your performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).
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.
As standard, two references are required before we can progress applications
to the College/School research programme Admissions Tutor for
Applications received without two references attached are placed on hold,
pending receipt of the outstanding reference(s). Please note that any
protracted delay in receiving the outstanding reference(s) may result in the
need to defer your application to a later potential start point/entry month,
than what you initially listed as your preferred start option.
You may wish to consider contacting your referee(s) to assist in the process
of obtaining the outstanding reference(s) or alternatively, hold submission of
application until references are sourced. Please note that it is not the
responsibility of the University Admissions Office to obtain missing
reference(s) after our initial email is sent to your nominated referee(s),
requesting a reference(s) on your behalf.
The reference can take the form of a letter on official headed paper, or via
the University’s standard reference form. Click this link to download
the university reference form.
Alternatively, referees can email a reference from their employment email
account, please note that references received via private email accounts, (i.e.
Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail) cannot be accepted.
References can be submitted to email@example.com.