Department for Health

Plain cigarette packaging: is the government stalling as election approaches?

Unless the government makes a final decision soon, time will run out for a debate and vote before the election.

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Research impact

The impact of our research ranges from influencing international policy and practice through to generating millions of pounds of cost-savings for governments.

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Bath research part of plan to solve national ‘inactivity epidemic’

Our research on getting older people more active is included within a major report presented to government this week by the not-for-profit health body ukactive.

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Volunteers needed for research to control blood sugar levels

This research study will examine the benefits of making small lifestyle changes for people who experience problems controlling their blood sugar levels.

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‘Big Brother’ surveillance in elite sport is pushing a culture with a machine mentality

Whilst the reliance on surveillance and data capture can appear to drive performance, at such an unrelenting pace it may not be sustainable in the long run.

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Research student insight

Steffi Colyer, a graduate from our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science programme, is now undertaking a PhD research project titled, Enhancing start performance in ice-track sports.

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Postgraduate research funding opportunities available!

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Researchers look to success of parkrun to transform sedentary lifestyles


A new project will analyse the popular appeal of the parkrun initiative to understand more about how the citizen-led movement is getting people more active.

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate programmes

Our programmes have been consistently ranked among the top sport-related courses in the UK.

BA (Hons) Sport and Social Science

Dr Anthony Bush and current students talk about the BA Sport and Social Sciences programme.

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Bath graduate joins the European Space Agency

Jon Scott

University of Bath graduate, Dr Jon Scott, has landed his ‘ dream job’ in space medicine at the European Space Agency in Germany.

Postgraduate study

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Stuart Miller (Clinical Director) and Dr Julian Widdowson (distance-learning student) talk about the MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine programme.

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Continuing Professional Development


If you're a practising health professional, you may like to try some of our flexible CPD units to enhance your CV or practice portfolio.

Research degrees

Research degrees

If you are considering applying for an Health MPhil or PhD, we recommend you view some of our staff pages to get an idea of our expertise and interests, as well as on our current research students page.

Research student insights

Dorota Juszczyk

Dorota Juszczyk has been conducting a research project on Motivational responses to physical activity and dietary policies: translating success from the smoking context.

Researching a PhD

PhD students Elaine Wainwright and Jean-Phillipe Wahlin discuss their research in the Department for Health.

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Bath Research & Development

Bath Research & Development

Bath Research & Development provides drop in support sessions for researchers with regulatory approval queries.

Breakfast health research

Research trial reveals importance of breakfast in human health

We have conducted the first ever randomised controlled trial to examine the effect of regular daily breakfast compared with extended morning fasting.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences