Taught course


University of Sussex · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should normally be in a social sciences subject although other backgrounds may be considered. You can also apply for this course if you have significant experience in wellbeing-related programmes. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Ageing, cultural and collective sources of wellbeing, children, migration, spirituality, place, health and mental health in relation to wellbeing – you have the opportunity to explore diverse topics on this course.

This MRes provides a strong grounding in theory and methodology, drawing on disciplines such as social work, psychology, economics, anthropology, medicine and sociology.

You’ll learn from leading scholars working in a range of innovative and interdisciplinary projects. This means you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to projects that are shaping policy and practice.

Why choose this course?

  • Social Work at Sussex is ranked 15th in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2019).
  • Research links: the innovative and interdisciplinary course complements the work of our recently established Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing.
  • Career prospects: this course gives you the skills to work in a range of health and social care organisations where the ‘wellbeing agenda’ is key.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Education and Social Work
+44 (0)1273 872595