Health and Wellbeing MRes

2 years part-time, starting in September 2018

This Master of Research enables you to understand how personal, cultural, environmental, psychobiological and lifestyle factors impact upon health and wellbeing.

On completion of this course, you will:

  • understand the social science underpinning the development of effective interventions, strategies, and policies aimed at (i) sustainable improvements in health and well-being and (ii) reducing physical and psychological health inequalities.
  • have an interdisciplinary understanding of the links between social, biological and environmental factors and individual health behaviours, choices, and outcomes.
  • understand contemporary issues related to modifiable disease risk behaviours, and the determinants and correlates of these lifestyle behaviours across the lifespan.
  • understand the interdisciplinary skills and processes required to translate scientific research into practical health and well-being applications.

Working under the supervision of our academic staff, you will be able to pursue a line of study and research that is relevant to your own interests. You will be encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and identify and investigate your own original research questions.

South West Doctoral Training Partnership

This MRes is delivered by the Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or as part of the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway, which enables successful graduates to proceed to a PhD.

If you apply for the 1+3 you must indicate your preferred PhD route in your application. Progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.

Graduate prospects

This course will equip you for a career as professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments, by developing core research skills.

Course structure

This course lasts 2 years. It starts in September 2018 and ends in 2020. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Part-time students will typically take either two or three units in each semester. The actual balance will be flexible subject to agreement by the Director of Studies.

Units

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Oral assessment
  • Portfolio
  • Practical work
  • Seminar
  • Written examination
  • Other

Entry requirements

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject relating to health and wellbeing.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

China qualifications

A four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 80% depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject relating to health and wellbeing.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Colombia qualifications

A licenciado en, titulo de, profesional en or maestro en (subject area) with a final overall score of at least 3.25.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject relating to health and wellbeing.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Saudi Arabia qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5.0 (or 3.0 out of 4.0).

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject relating to health and wellbeing.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

United States of America qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject relating to health and wellbeing.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject relating to health and wellbeing.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options.

Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

See the most recent fees for postgraduate courses.

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Health and Wellbeing
  • Final award
    MRes
  • Mode of study
    Part-time
  • Course code
    THXX-APM42
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

Admissions
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
+441225385115

Apply for 2017 entry