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.
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- Contemporary Debates in Lifestyle Behaviours and Public Health
- Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design
- Critical appraisal for Health and Wellbeing
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Nutrition & Dietetics Health Sciences View 1757 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
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- 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).
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International18900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 12 months.
National4475 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.