Research course

Health and Wellbeing

University of Bristol · School for Policy Studies

Entry requirements

A Master's qualification (or equivalent) with appropriate research training.

Months of entry


Course content

The South West Doctoral Training Partnership Health and Wellbeing pathway enables students to cultivate a range of skills to develop and evaluate interventions and strategies to improve health behaviour. Your work will make a major impact on the social science underpinnings of avoidable health problems, and will build research capacity at the interface of biomedical and social sciences both within and beyond academia.

All students have two supervisors from different disciplinary perspectives on health and wellbeing. Students proposing cross-institutional supervision are particularly encouraged. Your supervisors will convene joint meetings on a regular basis and will attend the annual one-day workshop for all pathway students.

Students will normally be registered in the school of their first supervisor. This may not be the school that processes your application.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Emma Western