Taught course

Health and Wellbeing

University of Bristol · School for Policy Studies

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Entry requirements

Minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a health-related field (eg nutrition, sports science, psychology, dietetics, nursing, medicine, complementary therapies and social science degrees where health is a significant interest).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is one of five South West Doctoral Training Partnership interdisciplinary pathways that are delivered in partnership with the University of Bath, University of the West of England and University of Exeter.

Health and wellbeing research asks how we can improve human health and wellbeing through reducing health inequalities, tackling the social determinants of poor health, increasing healthy behaviours and improving public health. Understanding how the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age (World Health Organisation) act to protect or harm their health requires an interdisciplinary approach at the interface of social and biomedical sciences.

Students on this pathway acquire a range of skills to develop and evaluate strategies to improve health. Core training in research methods support optional units drawn from a diverse field including public health interventions, public health law, psychology of health behaviours, disability studies, poverty and inequality, global health and gendered violence. We hope our students work will make a major impact on our understanding of the social science that underpins health and wellbeing.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team