MRes Health and Wellbeing

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MRes
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study may require daytime weekday attendance
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2016

Programme overview

This collaborative, interdisciplinary pathway brings together key academics within the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) who possess research and teaching strengths 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 understandings of the social science underpinnings of avoidable health problems, and will build research capacity at the interface of biomedical and social sciences within and beyond academia.

All students have one supervisor whilst working on their dissertation representing a disciplinary perspectives on health and wellbeing.

Fees for 2016/17

Full time fees

UK/EU
£4,145
Overseas
£14,200

Part time fees

UK/EU
£2,073

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2016/17

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.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design
  • Contemporary Debates in Lifestyle Behaviours and Public Health

Optional units

These can be taken at either Bristol, Bath or Exeter. Please see our website for details on the units offered by the Universities of Bath and Exeter. Please note: units may be subject to change.

Units available at Bristol

  • Researching Health and Social Care
  • Further Qualitative Methods
  • Researching Child and Family Welfare
  • Physical Activity, Disease and Public Health
  • Nutrition, Disease and Public Health
  • Determinants of Physical Activity and Eating Behaviour
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions: Conceptualisation and Design
  • Inclusive Research with Disabled People
  • Psychological Statistics and research tools
  • Neuropsychological analysis tools
  • Nutrition and behaviour
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Social psychology and Individual Differences

Units can be selected from outside of the School (subject to topic-relevance, the timetable and availability). Please see the SWDTC Health and Well-Being webpage for more information.

Dissertation

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.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in a related field or equivalent qualification.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Careers

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 (the first year is the MRes and the +3 the PhD) programme.

The MRes' emphasis on ESRC accredited research methods training, on the ability to plan, research and write a sophisticated dissertation, and on the ability to think in broad theoretical and interdisciplinary terms about challenging issues, provides an ideal introduction to academic research. After achieving the MRes, our students go on to employment in a range of careers touching upon areas of government policy and health promotion at the local, national and international level, while other students have continued within academic careers, going to doctoral positions and research associate positions in UK and international universities.

The programme also establishes a sound research training base along with practical applications to position our students to be competitive for different types of employment including research, policy and intervention implementation.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Funded places: February 2016 (ESRC and Bristol funding application deadline to be confirmed)

Non-funded places: 31 August 2016

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results


Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 954 6785 Email: sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

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