MRes Health and WellbeingFind a programme
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Part-time study may require daytime weekday attendance
|Start date||September 2018|
This collaborative, interdisciplinary pathway brings together key academics within the South West Doctoral Training Partnership whose research and teaching strengths are in the broad area of health and wellbeing - in particular, lifestyle behaviours and public health.
Students on this pathway acquire a range of skills to develop and evaluate interventions and strategies to improve health behaviour. Your work will make a major impact on our understanding of the social science that underpins avoidable health problems, and will build research capacity at the interface of biomedical and social sciences, both within and beyond academia.
Fees for 2018/19
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2018/19
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 ESRC scholarships for this interdisciplinary pathway.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
There are four core units and a choice of optional units, which can be taken at Bristol, UWE, Bath or Exeter. Self-funded students will be required to pay for any required travel to other institutions for optional units, while ESRC-funded students may choose to use their research training support grant fund.
Over the summer you will complete a research-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words, individually supervised by a member of staff from one of the centres in the school.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MRes in Health and Wellbeing.
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related field.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
The MRes in Health and Wellbeing offers useful preparation for a number of careers. Foremost, the MRes is the academic basis and preparation for students choosing the 1+3 programme (the first year is the MRes and the +3 the PhD).
The MRes emphasises ESRC-accredited research methods training, the ability to plan, research and write a sophisticated dissertation, and the ability to think in broad theoretical and interdisciplinary terms about challenging issues. These provide an ideal introduction to academic research.
After achieving the MRes, many of our students go on to employment in a range of careers that touch on areas of government policy and health promotion at local, national and international levels. Other students have continued their academic careers, taking up doctoral positions and research associate positions in UK and international universities.
The programme also establishes a sound research training base, with practical applications. This gives our students a competitive edge for different types of employment, including research, policy and intervention implementation.
The closing date for studentship applications is most likely in early February 2018. The closing date for non-funded places is 31 August 2018.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- 50% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 36% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 12% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 2% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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