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M.Res. On Campus

Health and Wellbeing

University of Bristol

12 months
18900 GBP/year
4475 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Health and Wellbeing programme offered by the University of Bristol is one of five South West Doctoral Training Partnershipinterdisciplinary pathways that are delivered in partnership with the University of Bath, University of the West of England and University of Exeter.

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Health and wellbeing research asks how we can improve human health and wellbeing through reducing health inequalities, tackling the social determinants of poor health, increasing healthy behaviours and improving public health. Understanding how the conditions in which people are “born, grow, live, work and age” (World Health Organisation) act to protect or harm their health requires an interdisciplinary approach at the interface of social and biomedical sciences. 

Students on the Health and Wellbeing  programme offered by the University of Bristol  acquire a range of skills to develop and evaluate strategies to improve health. Core training in research methods support optional units drawn from a diverse field including public health interventions, public health law, psychology of health behaviours, disability studies, poverty and inequality, global health and gendered violence. We hope our students’ work will make a major impact on our understanding of the social science that underpins health and wellbeing.


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 grand challenges in health. These provide an ideal introduction to a career in research.

The skills of research and writing, which are central to the programme, are invaluable for work in policy and planning. Many of our students go on to employment in health promotion at local, national and international levels, for governmental or non-governmental organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contemporary Debates in Lifestyle Behaviours and Public Health
  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design
  • Dissertation
  • Critical appraisal for Health and Wellbeing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a health-related field (eg nutrition, sports science, psychology, dietetics, nursing, medicine, complementary therapies and social science degrees where health is a significant interest).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4475 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK: part-time (two years)£2,238
  • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time£9,475

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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