Opportunities

There are a variety of postgraduate taught schemes available to study at the University of South Wales.

We offer a comprehensive selection of research modules which can be studied as part of a taught course or as a stand alone module. Some of our research modules include:


Masters Level



Module Title Credits
Research Methods 40 credits
Research Methods (DL) 20 credits
Data analysis and IT 20 credits
Health Data Resources 20 credits
Ethical Issues in Research 20 credits

DL = distance learning


Doctorate level



Module Title Credits
Quantitative Designs 20 credits
Qualitative Approaches 20 credits
Quantitative Measurement and Analysis 30 credits
Qualitative Data Analysis 30 credits
Evidence Base for Practice 20/40 credits
Research Philosophies 30 credits




The faculty is involved in delivering the UKGRAD Effective Researcher course (Personal Effectiveness) with tutors from academia, industry and other sectors. This interactive and intensive 2-day course has been designed for students 6 to 12 months into their research and looks at practical ways to increase effectiveness and meet the challenges of PhD study.

We have developed initiatives with some of our local partners to provide funded opportunities for Postgraduate researchers. The Shared Opportunities for Research Training (ShORT) Studentship Scheme is a successful collaboration with local health care providers for health professionals who wish to pursue a research qualification (MPhil/PhD) whilst gaining clinical experience. The student works half time as a bursary funded research student and the remaining time in a clinical post.