You are on page 1of 23

Postgraduate

nursing career

Undergraduate

professional

exciting dynamic

Turkey

India

Jordan Canada

Programmes for International students 2012-13

College of Human and Health Sciences

Research

International
Russia Brazil Arabia China Zimbabwe Nigeria Saudi

care

psychology academic Pakistan America health Oman Nepal quality


Ethiopia

social

Contents
4 6 8 14 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 40 42 Welcome Introduction to the College of Human and Health Sciences Student Success Adaption Programme for Overseas Nurses Undergraduate Programmes Health and Social Care BSc Medical Sciences and Humanities BSc Advanced Initial Degree in Osteopathy M.Ost Professional Nursing Studies BSc Psychology BSc Social Policy BSc Postgraduate Programmes Abnormal and Clinical Psychology MSc Ageing Studies MSc Childhood Studies MA Chronic Condition Management MSc Cognitive Neuroscience MSc Development and Therapeutic Play MA Health Care Management MSc Health Informatics MSc Public Health and Health Promotion MSc Public Health and Partnership in Care MSc Research Methods in Psychology MSc Social Research Methods MSc Postgraduate Research Degrees Tuition Fees Useful Resources and Contact Us
Find us on - search International CHHS, Swansea University Follow us on - @HumanandHealth

Welcome to Swansea University...


With stunning coastal scenery, tranquil parks, lively night life and great shopping, Wales second largest city has something for everyone. Swansea Universitys location is one of the most desirable education settings in the UK. As a student at Swansea University, youll benefit from a modern approach to learning, backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Our campus lifestyle fosters a welcoming, cosmopolitan community that offers something for everyone. Then theres our location, which gives you the best of every world: were situated in rolling parkland on the majestic three mile sweep of Swansea Bay, and within easy reach of the bustling city of Swansea. The campus boasts a superb library, restaurants, cafs, shops, a bank, a mosque, and even a theatre. Sports facilities are also exceptional, with a 20million sports village, including a 50m swimming pool adjacent to the Swansea campus. Were also a University with a vision. Were planning an ambitious campus expansion programme that will enable us to double our size and provide even more facilities to enhance our award-winning student experience.

With stunning coastal scenery, tranquil parks, lively night life and great shopping, Wales second largest city has something for everyone

Welcome to the College of Human and Health Sciences...


At the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, we are forerunners in meeting human and health science demands. We draw together the disciplines of health, nursing, midwifery, social care and psychology, providing an exciting and dynamic environment in which to study and further an academic or professional career. Our mission is to conduct high quality international research achieving high ratings in the research excellence framework; deliver high quality educational programmes, and contribute to a highly qualified health and social care workforce that meets the needs of the people of south-west Wales and beyond. We are the largest academic college at Swansea University with a range of programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. We have over 4000 students from around the globe. We attract students internationally from China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, America, Pakistan, Nigeria, India, Oman, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Canada, Ethiopia, Russia, Brazil and Nepal.

Student Success...
Abiamuwe Samuel Chukwuemeke of Nigeria studied Public Health and Partnerships in Care

Dr Serge Engamba, Yaounde/Cameroon MSc Public Health and Partnerships in Care The MSc Public Health and Partnerships in Care programme gives me the highly sought after knowledge in Public Health, however it also provides a useful insight into social care and social sciences which I was also looking for. To my opinion, appropriate health care cannot be achieved if it is not considered along with the social setting in which it deemed to take place. While I looked for universities last year I found that Swansea offered one of the cheapest tuition fees for the programme I was interested in. For that reason I was expecting a lower standing of teaching and overall student experience. But I must say I was really impressed by the setting and assistance I received. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high standing student experience at an affordable cost. The friendly attitude of teaching staff was a highlight for me and I enjoyed the synergy and continuous link established between health and social care. I hope to pursue a PhD in health science at Swansea University.

Swansea University offered the kind of experience that not only suited my personal needs but also professional goals. No doubt, the training at the Swansea University offers me a platform for career advancement and a competitive edge over other professionals in a field (public health) that presents an abundance of job opportunities to suit a variety of interests and skills.

Olive Mtema, Malawi MSc Research Methods in Psychology Olive Mtema was a Commonwealth sponsored student and graduated from the Masters in Public Health and Partnerships in Care in 2007. She returned to Malawi in January 2008 and is making an impact in a difficult and sensitive area. As Policy and Advocacy Advisor for Futures Group, Olive organised a two-day conference that focussed on the planning and prevention of HIV/AIDS among Muslim communities in Lilongwe, Malawi through appropriate Islamic teachings. The conference was such a success that USAID, the Ministry of Health and other development partners promised to use the conferences resolutions as bases for future health programs with Muslims populations. Olive said, All the modules we studied on the Masters in Public Health and Partnerships in Care helped to shape us to be leaders in public health, who are able to conduct research and generate evidence for effective programme implementation. Discussion as a mode of teaching and learning provided us with an opportunity to widely explore public health issues from both European and international perspective. It was very informative and home students had chance to learn from us how different public health issues in UK are from developing countries like those in Africa.

Anita Ren, China MSc Research Methods in Psychology It has been great experience studying Psychology in Swansea University. I have completed both BSc degree and MSc Research Methods in Psychology at Swansea University in the past 4 years. The learning environment was great and the staff members of the psychology department were very friendly and helpful. The department has given extra attention to us international students; a mentor helped us with study skills by proof reading our coursework etc. The MSc research course provided us with both theoretical and practical research skills. I got to work on different types of projects that cover a wide variety of topics.

All the modules we studied on the Masters in Public Health and Partnerships in Care helped to shape us to be leaders in public health.

Francis Kapapa, Zambia MSc Public Health and Health Promotion Before I came to study at Swansea University, I did a BA in Sociology and Public Administration at the University of Zambia, which I completed in 2005. I chose to come to study at Swansea because I was encouraged by the efficiency and effectiveness in communication. I am a trained teacher with a certificate and diploma in education. I taught as a Zambia Air Force teacher for fifteen years at primary and secondary level of education before studying Sociology and Public Administration. During this time, I was involved in community work as a project coordinator, taking care of the chronically ill patients of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis including orphans for nine years. I resigned after twenty years to join Bwafwano Community Home Based Care (HBC) Project as the Integrated HBC Coordinator. My main role was to coordinate activities of the orphans, HIV/AIDS patients and TB patients. I held this position for four months before coming to Swansea in September 2007. Luckily, Michael Kelly Bursary Committee, under Zambia National AIDS Network, offered me sponsorship out of thousands of applicants to study abroad! The Placement Module was the best experience for me. Issues that concern children and the youth are of great concern and passion for me. I had an opportunity to talk to and visit one home of foster parents in Swansea who take care of the Looked After Children. The aim of the placement was to observe and compare the care of the Looked After Children with the HIV/ AIDS orphans in Zambia. It was also an opportunity for me to share good practice to improve the care of these children. One of the important lessons learnt from this placement was how it linked to health promotion activities through partnerships in order to improve access and quality care for children. I also learnt that patience and presence for the children were virtues in care. It was a fantastic experience.

Andrea Bozza, Niagara Falls, Canada MSc Abnormal and Clinical Psychology After completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology and History in Canada, Andrea Bozza wanted to continue her Psychology education to give her the best start in a related career. After researching Swansea, it seemed like an amazing community to be a part of. The University was diligent in responding to my questions, and had tons of information regarding programs, events and clubs to be a part of. I am studying for an MSc in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, which is incredibly specified and perfect for the career I would like to get in to. The professors and students have been so welcoming and the student accommodation has been a particular highlight. It has allowed me to meet an incredible variety of people. The course is perfect for developing knowledge and skills for my chosen career. Each week presents new lecturers, specialised in their particular field of study, who bring such a passion and depth of knowledge of different mental disorders. When asked if she has received enough support from the University Andrea replied, Absolutely. I have spoken to several staff members since being here, from day one they made the transition of schools such an easy process and are always willing to meet and communicate with me. They have been incredible. When asked if she would recommend Swansea University to other international students, Andrea replied Most definitely! The staff at Swansea and people from Wales have made it an enjoyable experience. The program has been excellent, my professors are enthusiastic about teaching and the campus is beautiful. Who wouldnt recommend to their friends a University across the street from a beach?

Laura Patterson, Colorado, USA MA Developmental and Therapeutic Play Laura first studied at Swansea University during an exchange programme as part of her undergraduate degree (Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University). She loved the community so much, that she returned here to study for her masters in Developmental and Therapeutic Play. I enjoy being an international student at Swansea. There are a lot of international students and people are very friendly and welcoming. Theres a lot of opportunity to travel and I would say the social atmosphere is the best thing about Swansea. People are so lovely and it is easy to make friends! The staff are very helpful and the facilities are good. I enjoy the library a lot and find it very helpful for my studies and research. The highlight so far has been getting to know some of my friends here. I have made lifelong friendships!

Laura explains that the course is hands-on, which she feels will help her specialise in her field - I know much more about children and play therapy than I did from my undergrad degree. I love that my course is so small, there are only 15 other girls, because we get a lot of one-on-one time with the lecturers. I also get to know the girls on my course really well. Laura received a 3000 scholarship from the international office at Swansea University, which she says has been really helpful. When asked if she would recommend Swansea University to other international

students, Laura said Definitely! International experience is priceless, studying abroad means learning as much outside of the classroom as in the classroom. You learn about yourself and gain a confidence and adaptability for life. Plus, it is so much fun!

The highlight so far has been getting to know some of my friends here. I have made lifelong friendships!

Vanessa Chong, Hong Kong BSc Psychology Born and bred in Hong Kong, BSc Psychology undergraduate Vanessa Chong was excited from the start to have an opportunity to study at Swansea University. When I attended an open day at the University, the first thing that I noticed was that there were lots of people from different countries; it felt like an equal proportion between each place. I chose to do psychology because I was unsure of what career I wanted when I graduated. I have found the course really interesting because of the various approaches to psychology and I like the way the course has been set up for us - in the first half of the first two semesters we got an introduction to the modules, before progressing to more advanced knowledge. Ive also been able to do social and developmental psychology, which is not available in all universities. We have module-related tutorials and personal tutors to assure us, if we have any difficulties we can go to them and they are happy to answer any questions. I remember I was really stressed about my first ever essay - I talked to my personal tutor and he assured me that it was not that hard and gave me a few tips on how to start the essay. I would definitely recommend Swansea University to other international students as it provides a great atmosphere for study! All the people here are friendly and enthusiastic, and there are a wide range of activities that you can join in with when you come here. The city centre is not that far away from the university campus which is always a plus. We also have a fantastic beach across the way, which is a sight that you must see for yourself. I would hugely recommend visiting Swansea University to get a feel for what it would be like studying here.

From day one they made the transition of schools such an easy process and are always willing to meet and communicate with me. They have been incredible.

Michelle Dawn Amoroso, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean PhD Health Sciences Before studying at Swansea I studied at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus, doing Medical Physics and Bioengineering; Im now continuing as a split-site student still registered at both the UWI and Swansea University. I chose to study at Swansea after a short research visit with my joint supervisor here; my research supervisor is based here, and I found good research facilities like the library and liked the helpful, supportive staff at the College. I thought it would be good for research, and the beautiful park and beach nearby are a bonus. I chose this course as its supervised by one of the pioneers in fetal biomagnetic cardiac scanning research, and this research was previously done at Swansea as well. Were currently setting up a biomagnetic research programme in my home country at the University of the West Indies, where we would like to develop biomagnetic scanning as a cardiac diagnostic aid in fetuses and diabetic adults, so this course should help me learn techniques and gain experience that will be directly applicable to the programme in T&T.

Page 14

Page 15

Overseas Nurses Programme


For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Who should take this module? Nurses who trained outside of the EEA,who wish to work in the UK and have overseas registration. The module details The programme provides 20 days protected learning time, including supervised practice. The study time will be divided between eleven study days in college and the remainder in practice. Students will develop knowledge and skills to equip them for safe and effective practice in the UK in order to provide high quality nursing care underpinned by a sound evidence base. Clinical learning outcomes will be achieved through practice based assessments and evidenced by the completion of clinical competency documents. Topics covered include: The structure and organisation of the National Health Service Professional aspects of the role of the nurse - including risk management, clinical governance and leadership Continuing professional development Delivery and Management of clinical care All Wales Passport for Manual Handling Introduction to child and mental health issues in nursing Students may obtain UK Registration only by taking the ONP Module SHGE03. Students may obtain UK Registration plus gain 40 credit points at level 2 by taking ONP Module SHN250.

Successful completion of SHN250 would require the student to complete the required practice competencies for UK Registration and submit a written reflective assignment at level 2. Module Duration This module runs for twenty days. Eleven days are spent in college and the remainder in supervised practice. The period of supervised practice can last from 3-6months dependent upon the conditions indicated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) following individual assessment by the NMC of prior education and practice. Cost of programme 960+VAT Candidates will also be required to pay for a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check which is (at the time of going to print) 60.36. Enquiries If you would like to apply please contact the Admissions Office on +44 (0)1792 518531 or chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk If you have any questions about the course or your eligibility please contact Simone Bedford on +44 (0)1792 3828 or s.t.bedford@swansea.ac.uk This course runs each November and takes place at our Saint Davids Park campus in Carmarthen. The course may run more often depending on demand for places.

Are you a registered nurse? Do you want to work as a nurse in the UK? To enable nurses resident in the UK who trained outside the European Economic Area to register with the U.K. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), applicants must complete a compulsory 20 day period of protected learning and a period of supervised clinical practice. The Overseas Nurses Programme meets these requirements and prepares nurses from overseas both academically and through clinical practical assessment to achieve the competencies required for NMC registration.

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 518531

Entry Requirements You must: Hold a first level registration certificate from a country outside the EU Have applied to the NMC and have a notification letter from them detailing the need for additional education Meet all immigration requirements and hold work and residency permits Have a score of 7 on (academic) IELTS (The International English Language Testing System). Have secured employment in a nursing care setting that has a valid educational audit based on the All Wales Educational Clinical Audit Tool All candidates are required to undergo Criminal Records Bureau checking (advanced disclosure) All candidates must provide a letter of support from the prospective employer Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk, +44 (0)1792 518531

Closing date for applications: Ongoing. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Note

16

Undergraduate Programmes...
Swansea University provides international students with outstanding opportunities to earn money, gain work experience and enhance their employment prospects. We are one of only four UK institutions to have a

specialist

With stunning coastal scenery, tranquil parks, lively night life and great shopping, Wales second largest city has something for everyone

International Careers Adviser who runs workshops and


advising sessions throughout the year. Swansea University pioneered

the GO Wales

job scheme, which helps current students to find


employment with local small and medium-sized companies, thus enhancing their skills and career prospects. An outstanding 95% of Swansea University graduates are employed or pursuing higher degrees within six months of graduating, and are among the most sought after by UK employers.

If you need advice about the suitability of your qualifications, please contact the Admissions Office on admissions-enquiries@swansea.ac.uk English language requirements for undergraduate (Bachelors degree) usually IELTS 6.0 or approved equivalent

Swansea University provides international students with outstanding opportunities

Page 18

Page 19

Health and Social Care BSc


A three year full-time course For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Medical Sciences and Humanities BSc


A three year full-time course For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 518531

This is a modular undergraduate honours degree programme. The aim of the course is to enable you to develop a critical understanding of policy, theory and practice in health and social care and to work across professional and organisational boundaries promoting professional and service-user relationships and interprofessional collaboration. You will be enabled to identify and assess the nature and extent of the issues involved in managing public health locally, nationally and internationally. Who should take this programme? The programme is aimed at individuals who are interested in careers in either health or social care environments, including the NHS, Social Services, independent health and social care, voluntary and charitable sectors. Students should have an interest in working with people. Useful subjects

to have studied prior to taking this degree are the humanities especially sociology or psychology. The study of human biology and the biosciences are also helpful. Prospective students should possess the ability to communicate well with a diverse range of people and demonstrate the potential to develop personal qualities useful for team working, leadership and management.

The Medical Sciences and Humanities degree explores both the scientific and human sides of medicine and healthcare. This innovative, interdisciplinary degree, developed in conjunction with the School of Medicine at Swansea University, allows you to study the broad spectrum of subjects encompassing both the science and the art of medicine. Who should take this programme? You will be interested in the natural sciences and how they apply to the human body. However, you will also be curious about how we experience health and illness, and why that might also be central to modern conceptions of medicine and healthcare. You should also be fascinated by the way that medical knowledge is made and applied, and in understanding medicine as a feature of our society and culture. As well as studying anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and other medical sciences, you will also address questions such as: how did doctors get the power to tell us how to eat, drink, and think; how did we get a National Health Service, and how does it work;what is the role of medicine in controversial areas like euthanasia and suicide prevention?

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 518531

Entry Requirements Candidates need to demonstrate a strong educational profile. GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 passes including Welsh/English Language, Mathematics and a Physical Science or Double Award Science at Grade A - C. Candidates also require a minimum of BBC at A2 level. Find out more...

Note

Graduates in Health and Social Care may progress to a wide variety of Masters courses including MSc Ageing, MA Childhood Studies, MA Developmental and Therapeutic Play, MSc Health Care Management, MSc Public Health and Health Promotion and MSc Public Health and Partnerships in Care.

Entry Requirements Candidates need to demonstrate a strong educational profile. GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 passes at grade A - C, including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics. Double Science, or Physics and Chemistry are useful, but not essential. Candidates also require a minimum of ABB at A2 level. Mathematics or Science subjects are useful but not essential. The value of any alternative qualifications will be evaluated by our Central Admissions Office. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Dr Andrew Hull + 44 (0)1792 518599 a.j.hull@swansea.ac.uk

Julia Pridmore +44 (0)1792 518592 j.a.pridmore@swansea.ac.uk

Note

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Graduates in Medical Sciences and Humanities may progress to Masters study in MSc Public Health and Partnerships in Care and MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion.

Page 20

Page 21

Advanced Initial Degree in Osteopathy M.Ost


A four year full-time course For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

BSc Professional Nursing Studies*


*SUBJECT TO VALIDATION For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 518531

Note

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) has agreed to recognise the qualification of Master of Osteopathy (MOst) awarded by the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University, subject to approval by the Privy Council.

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) define osteopathy as a manner of detecting, treating, preventing and rehabilitating people with conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, namely muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints, in a holistic and scientifically based way. When the body is balanced and efficient, just like a well tuned engine, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living. Osteopathy is a well recognised and evidence based profession that encompasses a holistic and life-span approach to the provision of diagnostic, assessment and rehabilitation. Who should take this programme? Effective osteopathic diagnosis, assessment and treatment require a holistic, person centered approach that demands the application of higher level knowledge, understanding and clinical osteopathic skills. The aim of this Integrated Masters is to enable students to personally and professionally develop, attain competences in key osteopathic skills, incorporated business management principles in order to produce osteopaths who will be analytical, assertive, creative, safe, confident and decisive, embracing change and be consumers and users of research.

This degree DOES NOT lead to registration with the NMC in the UK.

Entry Requirements To apply you must be a registered nurse in your country of origin or have successfully completed a nursing HND or degree in your country of origin with eligibility to register as a nurse be eligible to study at level 3- some qualifications may not be at the same academic level as UK qualifications therefore all applications will be judged on an individual basis have a IELTS(International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 average with a minimum of 5.5 in any component meet the UKBA visa requirements have a satisfactory police check/ Criminal Records Bureau check pass the College Occupational Health medical assessment Students may be offered additional language modules to help them improve their English written and oral ability. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Mark Edwards +44 (0)1792 602877 m.edwards@swansea.ac.uk or Megan Rosser +44 (0)1792 602115 m.c.rosser@swansea.ac.uk

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 518531

This new programme will offer overseas nurses experience of working in a UK healthcare setting and the opportunity to study in the vibrant city of Swansea. The programme includes core modules in: Professional Nursing Issues Evidence Based Practice Introduction to Clinical Leadership Work Based Learning* And optional modules in: Infection control Health Promotion
*the work based learning module will include 20 days clinical placement

Entry Requirements Candidates need to demonstrate a strong educational profile. GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 passes including Welsh/English Language, Mathematics and Science Grade A - C. Candidates also require a minimum of BBB at A2 level. At least one A2 level must be in a biological science (e.g. Biology). 2 AS Levels can be offered in lieu of a nonbiological A2 Level. A2 in General Studies is excluded. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Ross Johnston + 44 (0)1792 606713 r.g.johnston@swansea.ac.uk

Who should take this programme? The Bachelor of Science Professional Nursing Studies is being offered to Registered Nurses who have trained outside of the United Kingdom (UK).
Graduates in Professional Nursing Studies may progress to MSc Health Care Management, MSc Nursing, MSc Public Health and Health Promotion and MSc Social Research Methods.

Note

Note

In the developing field of osteopathy and other manual therapies graduates increasingly progress to Masters study in a wide variety of fields such as pain, rehabilitation and chronic conditions management. Additionally graduates may go on to complete doctoral programmes in areas of study relevant to the discipline.

Note

Page 22

Page 23

BSc Psychology
A three year full-time course For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Social Policy BSc


A three year full-time course For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 518531

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour, of the brain and of the mind. At Level 1 students are required to take Introductory Psychology modules. These provide a general opening to the subject and a basic framework for the theoretical and experimental study of Psychology and its applications. Level 1 modules include: Cognitive Psychology Social and Developmental Psychology Biological Psychology Individual and Abnormal Psychology Statistics and Experimental Psychology Study Skills for Psychology In Level 2 students will follow up, in greater depth, topics pursued in Level 1 along with other topics. Students will take modules in Memory, Attention and Learning; Perception, Thinking and Reasoning; Social Psychology; Language and Lifespan Development; Brain and Behaviour; Individual Differences; Experimental Methods and Statistics. In Level 3 students select modules from an extensive list of optional modules. The modules cover areas such as Applied, Biological, Social, Abnormal, Health, Cognitive and Evolutionary Psychology.

A substantial research project is also undertaken. Who should take this programme? Potential students studying either Sciencebased and/or Arts and Humanities subjects are welcome to apply. It is not essential to have studied Psychology at A level; lecturers presume no prior knowledge of the subject in the first year modules. The Psychology Degree is validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and (providing a minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree is achieved) confers Graduate Basis for Registration (G.B.R), giving students an ideal foundation for further training.

Social Policy involves studying peoples well-being and welfare, as well as understanding how social relations and systems can contribute to meeting these needs. When studying Social Policy you will find the subject matter in every aspect of your daily life- how families, friends and neighbours support each other; how cities or regions organise welfare provision such as schools and hospitals; how societies around the globe respond in different ways to issues of poverty and unemployment. Who should take this programme? Students with an interest in Sociology, Politics, Economics, Cultural Studies, History, Social Work or Social Care will find Social Policy an interesting and thought-provoking subject. If you would like to contribute to changing or influencing how societies recognise and address peoples social needs, then Social Policy is the subject for you.

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 518531

Entry Requirements Candidates need to demonstrate a strong educational profile. GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 passes including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics at Grade A - C. Candidates also require a minimum of BBB at A2 level. Other Social Policy programmes that may be of interest include: BSc Criminology & Social Policy BA Economics and Social Policy BA Social History & Social Policy BA Politics and Social Policy Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences/ undergraduate/socialpolicy Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby +44 (0)1792 295783 s.hillcoat-nalletamby@swansea.ac.uk Ms. Jodie Croxall, Programme Manager, Social Policy Undergraduate Programme +44 (0)1792 606726 j.croxall@swansea.ac.uk

Note Note

Graduates in Psychology may progress to any Masters in Psychology including MSc Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, and MSc Research Methods in Psychology.

Entry Requirements Candidates need to demonstrate a strong educational profile le. GCSE profi les need to include a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A - C, including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics. Candidates also require a minimum of AAB at A2 level, excluding General Studies. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences Jo Saunders +44 (0)1792 295082 j.saunders@swansea.ac.uk
Graduates in Social Policy may progress to MSc Ageing Studies and MSc Social Research.

Note

If you need advice about the suitability of your qualifications, please contact the Admissions Office on admissions-enquiries@swansea.ac.uk English language requirements for postgraduate (Masters degree, MRes, MPhil or PhD) usually IELTS 6.0 - 6.5 or approved equivalent

TAUGHT MASTERS Masters in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology MSc


A one year full-time course or two year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Page 25

The Psychology Department of Swansea University is offering an MSc in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. The aim of the programme is to equip students with an advanced understanding of issues relating to the theory and practice of various elements of clinical psychology. The programme is theory-based and designed to address a number of core topics in abnormal and clinical psychology. As such it offers a valuable academic foundation for future doctoral training in clinical or forensic psychology. Clinical training courses consistently look for evidence of working with relevant client groups. Although we do not provide this directly, we can co-ordinate work experience (paid and unpaid) available through local NHS Psychology Services.

Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) This MSc programme does not confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society, and you will need GBC if you wish to pursue further professional study or training in clinical psychology. You should check whether your first degree confers eligibility for GBC, and further information on this can be obtained from the British Psychology Society (BPS) via their web site at www.bps.org.uk Please note that this course DOES NOT lead to a clinical qualification recognised by the British Psychological Society

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Entry Requirements A minimum of a 2:1 degree in Psychology is required for entry to the course. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in all 4 domains of the IELTS test. The Psychology Department also provides overseas students with a mentor. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Eleanor Gregory + 44 (0)1792 513023 e.k.gregory@swansea.ac.uk

Postgraduate Programmes...
International students can choose from a wide variety of postgraduate programmes, many of which are multi-professional and internationally renowned.

Note

Page 26

TAUGHT MASTERS Masters in Ageing Studies MSc


A one year full-time course or three year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Page 27

The MSc is extremely relevant to international students as the Centre for Innovative Ageing is globally competitive in ageing-related scholarship.
The staff work collaboratively with academics in India. She has a dataset containing information on 600 South Asian older people that students may choose to perform secondary data analysis on during their post-graduate studies. We have links with South Asia, and currently have a Nepalese student studying in the. The programme prepares you for: working with older people designing policies for older people managing and delivering services for older people designing or manufacturing products for an ageing population joining the research community The course acknowledges that ageing is accompanied by biological changes, but takes a holistic approach to ageing. It shifts the central focus from the medical model of ageing to one that encompasses a range of disciplines and - essentially - views ageing more positively. The course meets employer needs, in particular; workforce awareness of the changing demands of an ageing population is essential demographic change will impact on employment practice and provide the potential for economic growth and new company starts graduates with skills and knowledge relating to this customer and client demographic will be in high demand

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Entry Requirements A minimum of an honours degree (usually 2:2 or above) or equivalent qualification. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5/TOEFL 570. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Dr. Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby + 44 (0)1792 295783 s.hillcoat-nalletamby@swansea.ac.uk

Ever considered a challenging and rewarding career in a growing field? Population ageing is an issue that will dominate the twenty-first century around the globe. It is unprecedented, pervasive, profound and enduring. Changes in the population structure will touch all aspects of life, from family composition and living arrangements, to social support, economic activity, and social security, as well as the consumption of goods and leisure activity. The MSc is extremely relevant to international students as the Centre for Innovative Ageing is globally competitive in ageing-related scholarship. The Leitch (2006) report (Prosperity for all in the global economy- world class skills) forecast a rapid growth in demand for high-level skills emating from the UK universities over the next 14 years. Given the predicted increase in the absolute numbers and the proportion of older people in the global population it is likely that graduates with skills and knowledge which relate to this customer and client demographic will be in high demand internationally in both the public and private sectors. Our modules take an international perspective on ageing, furthermore, the diversity of the topics we cover are likely to appeal to a range of professionals who would not traditionally be associated with recruitment to ageing studies.

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Page 28

TAUGHT MASTERS Masters in Childhood Studies MA


A one year full-time course or three year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

TAUGHT MASTERS Masters in Chronic Conditions Management MSc


A one year full-time course or three year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Page 29

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Childhood Studies explores how children develop from birth, how they acquire the ability to learn and think for themselves, and how their development is influenced by their families and the communities they live in. It explores topics from broad historical, psychological, and sociological perspectives. This course will appeal to all students who wish to develop their careers working with children from birth through to eighteen. The programme covers a broad range of issues and encourages students to critically reflect on their practice, addressing theory and research specific to their own interests. Theres also an opportunity to take part in a fieldtrip to Scandinavia, experiencing first hand the best outdoor play practice in the world. This programme will Provide you with a solid foundation for a rewarding career working with children and young people or enhance

the repertoire of skills relevant to your current role Help you to gain transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation, and analytical skills Prepare you for a research degree or further professional training This programme has attracted students from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Cyprus, Hong Kong, USA, Canada and India. Who should take this programme? The MA in Childhood Studies is designed for a wide range of professionals working with children from birth through to eighteen. A broad range of topics are covered and students are encouraged to critically reflect on their practice and address theory and research relevant to their own interests.

The increasing prevalence of chronic conditions in developed and developing countries across the globe means that there is a pressing need for education in this field. People living with one or more chronic conditions require proactive, co-ordinated, seamless specialist care and support from a wide range of health and social care professionals. To maximise peoples quality of life whilst ensuring the most effective service delivery it is vital that health care professionals have specialist education in the care and management of people with chronic conditions. In addition, effective health promotion, prevention, selfcare and self-management will help ensure that chronic illnesses are avoided wherever possible and that people are more informed to safely and effectively manage their health and well being. This requires complex responses over extended periods of time, coordinated, proactive and collaborative input from the health, social care and voluntary sectors, patients, carers and lay personnel. Who should take this programme? This course is designed for health and social care professionals together with those in the voluntary sector who are involved in working with people with chronic conditions who want to extend their knowledge and understanding of this aspect of health care.

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Entry Requirements A minimum of an honours degree (usually 2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau/police check. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences Dawn Alderson +44 (0)1792 518697 d.a.alderson@swansea.ac.uk or Dr. Justine Howard +44 (0)1792 295309 j.l.howard@swansea.ac.uk

Entry Requirements EITHER: An appropriate degree or its equivalent from an approved institution (preferably 2:1 or above) and evidence of recent academic study. OR: A professional qualification and a minimum of two years relevant work experience and responsibilities considered by the University to be acceptable for the purposes of postgraduate admission. Students whose first language is not English are required to have a minimum English Language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (or its equivalent) across every category. Applicants who do not quite meet these requirements could attend the Pre Masters programme. Visit www.icws-uk.co.uk for further information. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Tessa Watts +44 (0)1792 518573 t.watts@swansea.ac.uk

Page 30

TAUGHT MASTERS Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience MSc


A one year full-time course or two year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

TAUGHT MASTERS
Masters in Developmental and Therapeutic Play (MA)
A one year full-time course or three year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Page 31

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Cognitive Neuroscience is at the intersection of cognitive science, brain imaging, and clinical neuroscience. It is one of the most significant areas of contemporary science and it is beginning to transform our understanding of both normal and damaged brain function. The course will equip students with the skills necessary for careers in cognitive neuroscience, enable them to acquire experience and expertise in experimental design, advanced statistical analysis and evaluation of research in different disciplines within cognitive neuroscience. It will enhance students knowledge and understanding of the core areas of common concern in cognitive neuroscience, including attention, vision, memory and language, and the strategy of cross-disciplinary research in theory and application development.

Who should take this programme? Those looking to go into a career in cognitive neuroscience or related field, including psychology, computing, neuroscience and medicine On completion of the course students should be able to demonstrate their employability across a range of disciplines within cognitive neuroscience.

will enhance students knowledge and understanding of the core areas of common concern in cognitive neuroscience.

Play is integral to a range of childrens services. This scheme offers an exciting opportunity to study childrens play at an advanced academic level, combining demanding intellectual work with direct experience and sophisticated reflection. Students will undertake practical sessions and fieldwork hours during this programme. The aim of the course is to deepen understanding about the developmental and therapeutic potential of play across a range of contexts and to facilitate the development of professional skills that can strengthen and broaden childrens repertoire of play behaviours. The focus is on ensuring that environments and interactions maximise the inherent value of play, and on being able to identify when further assistance may be required. The course focuses on childrens growing ability to play, as well as development through play and variation in childrens play. It will be relevant to professionals across a range of contexts. This programme will Introduce you to an extensive range of contemporary international literature and research in the field of play and learning; Extend your understanding of the developmental and therapeutic role of play through engaging in detailed analysis of theoretical perspectives; Provide you with the opportunity to develop key skills in reflection and evaluation necessary for professional practice and personal development This programme has attracted students from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Cyprus, Hong Kong, USA, Canada and India.

Who should take this programme? Graduates of the MA in Developmental and Therapeutic Play have gained employment in a range of interesting contexts. Positions have included work with domestic violence teams, the prison service, teaching and behavioural support work and counselling services. Some have also set up their own businesses. The programme is designed to appeal to those wishing to enter the growing field of developmental and therapeutic play and also those who wish to formalise their knowledge or incorporate play into their current practice. As well as for new graduates, it is of particular interest to professionals working in childrens services, for example counsellors, social workers, health care workers and teachers.

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Entry Requirements A minimum of an honours degree (usually 2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Dr. Justine Howard +44 (0)1792 602830 j.l.howard@swansea.ac.uk

Entry Requirements An appropriate degree or its equivalent from an approved institution (preferably 2.2 or above) and evidence of recent academic study OR to be able to satisfy Swansea University entry requirements for mature students (non standard entry). Applicants who wish to be considered for non-graduate entry must have a nongraduate qualification followed by significant work, or other, experience which has been assessed as appropriate for admission. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences Prof Toby J. Lloyd-Jones +44 (0)1792 602420 t.j.lloyd-jones@swansea.ac.uk

Page 32

TAUGHT MASTERS Masters in Health Care Management MSc


A one year full-time course or three year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

TAUGHT MASTERS Masters in Health Informatics MSc


A one year full-time course or three year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Page 33

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Health care delivery faces enormous challenges in meeting increasing demand within limited resources. It therefore requires effective managers who can discern and evaluate good management practice. This programme is designed to meet the management development needs of a modern health care system. This Masters is provided in a researchbased environment that enables health care managers to evaluate effective management, and to develop and enhance their own skills. It will develop health care management skills by teaching you to: Plan and deliver service improvements Work with others to achieve organisational goals Optimise resources used Manage and motivate change Communicate effectively and be accountable for performance This programme has attracted students from a wide range of countires (India, China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, Angola, Belize, Granada, Tanzania, Malaysia, Oman, Greece and Norway) and has proven relevant to them. Who should take this programme? This programme will benefit those who are working in heath care management or health and social care, or for those interested in entering the health care sector in a management capacity.

References have been made to the need for health care staff with health informatics education and training to keep in line with new developments and the changing nature of new technology. This programme is designed for professionals who want to increase their knowledge of and skills in health informatics, to equip them for roles in the developing world of e-health. This programme uses the latest technologies and a strong focus on practical experience. This course has attracted many international students since it was established in 2001. We have welcomed students from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, China, India and many other countries. There are opportunities to apply health informatics assignments to home projects and to pursue research at home with e-supervision. Also, the course team have developed links with local NHS organisations who can provide some voluntary work experience and access to NHS data for research purposes. The MSc Health Informatics was the first course to be accredited under the United Kingdom Council of Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP) Education Quality Accreditation Scheme (EQAS) in 2011. This is awarded to courses that meet strict quality standards and demonstrate that their content follows UKCHIP health informatics competencies. Successful completion of the course will greatly enhance an individuals application for UKCHIP registration. Who should take this programme? Recent graduates looking to work in a health informatics role, health care professionals or those working in a health-related service or industry would benefit from this programme. Designed for a wide range of people including nurses and midwives, medical staff, paramedics, practice and IT managers.

Entry Requirements A minimum of a 2:2 degree or above, or an equivalent recognised qualification. Applicants with two years relevant employment are welcomed. Applicants should have access to the Internet at home or your place of work and a basic understanding of IT (including Internet use and office software), although some training will be given throughout the course. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in all 4 domains of the IELTS test. If you do not fully meet the entry requirement, the International College Wales Swansea, an Affiliate College of Swansea University, offer a Pre-Masters programme allowing progression onto this degree. Visit www.icws-uk.co.uk for further information. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Tony Paget + 44 (0)1792 602874 a.m.paget@swansea.ac.uk

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Entry Requirements A minimum of a 2:2 degree or above, or an equivalent recognised qualification. Applicants with at least two years relevant work experience may also apply. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in all 4 domains of the IELTS test. If you do not fully meet the entry requirement, the International College Wales Swansea, an Affiliate College of Swansea University, offer a Pre-Masters programme allowing progression onto this degree. Visit www.icws-uk.co.uk for further information. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Dr David Rea + 44 (0)1792 295316 d.m.rea@swansea.ac.uk

Page 34

TAUGHT MASTERS
Masters in Public Health and Health Promotion MSc
A one year full-time course or three year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

TAUGHT MASTERS
Masters in Public Health and Partnerships in Care MSc
A one year full-time course or three year part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Page 35

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Designed to provide an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of health promotion and public health, this course enables students to experience health promotion in practice, and gain theoretical knowledge and apply it to practice - facilitating both their personal and professional development. The programme covers current practice, historical background, and current developments in health and innovation and health promotion practice. This course is designed to meet the needs of health promotion practitioners at level 5 and above and the developing public health agenda. Who should take this programme? The programme is suitable for a range of people with an interest in public health and health promotion. It provides a sound academic grounding in theories

that inform practice. The relevance to daily practice and the development of networking and multidisciplinary skills are a primary strength of the programme. The programme can lead to career development for Health Promotion Officers or recent graduates of sport, fitness, education, social sciences or health. Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors can improve their working health promotion skills, relating theory to practice. The programme also allows for career development towards clinical specialism or teaching. Those in Social Services, Project or Youth and Community Work can also develop their careers through this programme.

Entry Requirements A minimum of a 2:1 degree or above, or an equivalent recognised qualification. Applicants with two years of relevant employment with evidence of educational/professional achievement are welcomed. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in all 4 domains of the IELTS test. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Jane Thomas +44 (0)1792 518533 jane.thomas@swansea.ac.uk

It is well recognised by policy-makers and professionals both within the United Kingdom and internationally that effective public health needs to be developed and delivered through effective inter disciplinary and inter agency collaboration and working with communities and population groups. The MSc Public Health and Partnerships in Care is concerned with addressing the ways in which current public health and policy demands can be met and put into practice through partnership working. Students learn to plan integrated and collaborative care in public health and communities, focusing on the social integration of disadvantaged groups into the mainstream of community life and reducing inequalities in health and social status. In addition, a short placement module is now offered within the programme as a module option, enabling students to experience an alternative area of practice as part of their development. Who should take this programme? This programme is relevant to a range of professionals and individuals who currently work or have an interest in developing careers in the field of public and population health. This course recruits across a broad range of professional groups and interests and includes people who work in a variety of health, social care agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations. These include nurses, midwives, medical staff, social workers, community development workers, project

managers and workers, voluntary sector staff, health service managers, operational and strategic development staff and public health professionals. This course is also relevant to newly qualified undergraduates contemplating a career in public health. Along with students from the UK, students from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Cameroon, Tanzania, Zambia, Cameroon, Finland, Oman Taiwan and Vietnam have undertaken this course recently.

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Entry Requirements A minimum of a 2:2 degree or above or an equivalent recognised qualification. Applicants with two years of relevant employment with experience in a position of responsibility in a health or social care field are welcomed. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in all 4 domains of the IELTS test. If you do not fully meet the entry requirement, the International College Wales Swansea, an Affiliate College of Swansea University, offer a Pre-Masters programme allowing progression onto this degree. Visit www.icws-uk.co.uk for further information. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Janice Lewis + 44 (0)1792 602384 j.lewis@swansea.ac.uk

Page 36

TAUGHT MASTERS Masters in Research Methods in Psychology MSc


A one year full-time course or two years part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

TAUGHT MASTERS Masters in Social Research MSc


A one year full-time course or two/three years part-time study For more information please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences

Page 37

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

This programme provides an opportunity to research and learn about a wide range of topics in psychology; from basic learning and cognition, to neuropsychology, and to applied topics in clinical and educational psychology, driven by the individual students interests, and supervised by experts in the fields. Former students have gone on to use this knowledge in psychological research, in work in educational and clinical settings, and also in business, marketing, and advertising careers, where understanding how people think and behave is important. This programme provides students with high-level training in advanced research methods and skills, and offers exciting opportunities to conduct basic and applied research projects in a wide range of areas. The course equips students with advanced training in research methods covering all relevant skills, including reviewing literature, developing hypotheses, writing research proposals, designing and carrying out empirical studies, conducting advanced statistical and qualitative analyses, and presenting results. Students learn to use a range of research tools, such as databases, statistical software, and computer programmes. Teaching is conducted

through a variety of means: seminars, small group lectures, and practical classes, and is assessed primarily by written course work, and reports of empirical projects carried out both individually and in groups. By the end of this training, students will have acquired a wide range of practical research skills to apply in any context where human behaviour is important. They will have gained practical knowledge of the nature and limitations of the scientific method and the main alternatives, and knowledge of the general historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues underlying psychological and behavioural science. Psychology at Swansea has an international reputation in research. We were the first Psychology Department to be rated excellent by the Higher Education Funding Council for our high quality teaching environment. 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 from around the globe who are central to the research ethos of the Department.

MSc Social Research Methods is a valuable qualification and provides advanced training in the range of research methods used in the social sciences. Core modules develop practical research skills, methodological expertise, and familiarity with examples of good practice in contemporary research and knowledge of theoretical issues relevant across the spectrum of social science disciplines. Elective modules and a dissertation provide for specialization in Applied Social Sciences, Criminology, Social work, and Sociology including Sociology applied to Health. Who should take this programme? With Research Training (RT) status from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) this taught programme is ideally suited for those who want to add a valuable Masters qualification as part of developing a full academic career; want to prepare themselves for the challenge of MPhil or PhD study; are already professionally involved in working with people in the social sector and want to develop their own skills and professional expertise; and people who are simply interested in society, social behaviour, and social change and would like to learn more about them. Entry Requirements Normally a first degree (minimum 2:2) in one of the social sciences. Enquiries from applicants with a first degree in a cognate subject or other relevant qualifications are also welcome. However, applicants who do not possess these qualifications may be considered if they have at least two years relevant experience at a responsible level and can demonstrate ability to cope with the academic requirements of the programme. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/ humanandhealthsciences Sherril Snelgrove +44 (0) 1792 513466 s.r.snelgrove@swansea.ac.uk

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Entry Requirements A minimum of a 2.2 degree in Psychology or a related discipline is normally required. Evidence of a commitment to a career in a research setting is also desirable. English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in all 4 domains of the IELTS test. The Psychology Department also provides overseas students with a mentor. Find out more... www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences Eleanor Gregory + 44 (0)1792 513023 e.k.gregory@swansea.ac.uk

Page 38

Research Degrees
Do you have a research interest in topics related to health, ageing, psychology or social sciences? Would you like the opportunity to explore your interests further?

www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences | chhspostgrad@swansea.ac.uk | +44 (0)1792 295789

Human and health sciences make up the largest college on campus at Swansea University, providing you with an environment in which to pursue your research passions, and to benefit from the wealth of experience of our academic staff. From the moment you begin youll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the dynamic and supportive research culture needed to start a career in research. Research can be undertaken from basic and applied, policy and professional practice oriented including laboratorybased experiments, social research, and action research which blurs the boundaries between education, practice and research. Many of our academic staff are active researchers, and with 13 research centres and groups spanning health science, psychology, ageing and social science research areas.

Our research students Our research students are highly valued by the University for the contribution they make to the academic community. Guiding the direction of all research activity at an academic level, all research groups and centres fully integrate our postgraduate research students to ensure they have the support and skills development needed for their studies. Current research degrees available include: MPhil and PhD These programmes are ideal for those hoping to pursue research-focused or academic careers or for development and recognition of their skills in their chosen professional career. Students on this programme will undertake supervised research and study, which will be supported throughout by at least two academic supervisors. These programmes may be offered on a fulltime or part-time basis.

Does your passion match ours? If you think your research idea fits our research areas, contact us... Visit our website for more information on our postgraduate research degrees, what it means to be a research student, and on taking the first step to a career in research and making an application for a postgraduate research degree at the College. www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/Postgraduate/Researchdegrees For further information or if you have a specific question or wish to speak to a relevant member of academic staff, please contact Sue Hughes +44 (0)1792 295729 s.a.hughes@swansea.ac.uk Or Maria Davies +44 (0)1792 295309 a.m.davies@swansea.ac.uk

Tuition Fees...

www.swansea.ac.uk/finance/ studentinformation/tuitionfeeguide/ feecharges/internationalstudents

42

Useful Resources...

ABERDEEN

EDINBURGH

BELFAST LEEDS DUBLIN LIVERPOOL HOLYHEAD MANCHESTER CAMBRIDGE BIRMINGHAM SWANSEA CARDIFF PLYMOUTH BRISTOL LONDON DOVER

Contact us...
College of Human and Health Sciences Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences College of Human and Health Sciences Admissions Office Tel: +44 (0)1792 518531, chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk International Development Office Abbey Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK Tel: +44 (0)1792 602365, Fax: +44 (0)1792 295839, international@swansea.ac.uk

SOUTHAMPTON

Find us on

- search International CHHS, Swansea University Follow us on - @HumanandHealth

DISCLAIMER: Swansea University makes every effort to ensure that the courses are offered as described in this brochure, and that any subsequent changes would add to, rather than detract from students opportunities. However, circumstances may occasionally make this impossible; for that reason, the University reserves the right, according to circumstances, to alter or withdraw particular courses or course syllabuses and alter the level of fees.

College of Human and Health Sciences Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences College of Human and Health Sciences Admissions Office +44 (0)1792 518531 chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk