Taught course

Health and Wellbeing

University of Exeter · Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes Health and Wellbeing aims to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the social, biological and environmental drivers of individual health behaviours and interventions appropriate to develop health and wellbeing. It is designed to extend students understanding of the social science underpinning the development of effective interventions, strategies and policies aimed at sustainable improvement in health and wellbeing, and reducing physical and psychological health inequalities.

The programme examines contemporary issues related to modifiable disease risk behaviours, and the determinants and correlates of these lifestyle behaviours across the lifespan. Students develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary skills and processes to translate scientific research into practical health and wellbeing applications.

The programme aims to prepare students for a career as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments.

The MRes Health and Wellbeing forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council South West Doctoral Training Centre - a hub of world-class social science research.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit: Funding for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1392 722774