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Swansea@UCO Ph.D. Program

You can join the Swansea@UCO community to pursue a British Ph.D. right here in Oklahoma in just three to four years through Swansea University, a top university in the world and a UCO partner. A British Ph.D. requires a quality research thesis with no classes or other requirements. Enjoy quality research advisement with supervisors in Wales and at UCO. Plus, two short trips to Wales are included in the affordable tuition.

Dr. Jeanetta D. Sims, Dean of the Jackson College of Graduate StudiesJeanetta D. Sims, Ph.D., APR
Dean, Jackson College of Graduate Studies
University of Central Oklahoma

Why Swansea@UCO?

SU Supervisors Share

Hear from Swansea University supervisors about the Swansea Ph.D. program at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Swansea@UCO Ph.D. Program

  • You can earn a Ph.D. on your own time from your own home without having to move or quit your job.
  • You can work with UCO and international faculty while earning your doctorate in as little as three years.
  • You can earn an internationally recognized Ph.D. by focusing on your original research attending classes, taking statistics or learning a foreign language.
  • You can join 10 Swansea@UCO Ph.D. graduates as well as more than 20 active students in our growing Swansea doctoral community.

Swansea University, founded by Royal Charter in 1920, is a well-established, traditional British university of nearly 12,000 students. UCO and Swansea have ongoing ties through student/faculty exchanges and study tour programs. In 2010, Swansea selected UCO as the only American partner for its Ph.D. program.

Swansea appears in a list of the top 300 universities in the world in the (London) Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, 2021, which is the most prominent list of the world’s 800 most outstanding institutions.

Prospective Students

The application deadline for the Fall 2022 cohort is April 7, 2022. Note: Only U.S. citizens are able to be admitted to the Swansea@UCO Ph.D. program. International students should apply directly to Swansea University, Wales, UK.

Download the Swansea Student Manual PDF

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Share your interests with us to learn more about the Swansea@UCO Ph.D. program at the University of Central Oklahoma. Note: Only U.S. citizens are able to be admitted to the Swansea@UCO Ph.D. program. International students should apply directly to Swansea University, Wales, UK.