You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject relating to health and wellbeing.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This Master of Research enables you to understand how personal, cultural, environmental, psychobiological and lifestyle factors impact upon health and wellbeing.
On completion of this course, you will:
- understand the social science underpinning the development of effective interventions, strategies, and policies aimed at sustainable improvements in health and wellbeing, and reducing physical and psychological health inequalities
- have an interdisciplinary understanding of the links between social, biological and environmental factors and individual health behaviours, choices, and outcomes
- understand contemporary issues related to modifiable disease risk behaviours, and the determinants and correlates of these lifestyle behaviours across the lifespan
- understand the interdisciplinary skills and processes required to translate scientific research into practical health and well-being applications
Working under the supervision of our academic staff, you will be able to pursue a line of study and research that is relevant to your own interests. You will be encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and identify and investigate your own original research questions.
South West Doctoral Training Partnership
This MRes is recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or as part of the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway, which enables successful graduates to proceed to a PhD.
If you apply for the 1+3 you must indicate your preferred PhD route in your application. Progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.
This course will equip you for a career as professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments, by developing core research skills.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions
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