University of Bath

Degree level: Postgraduate

Health and Wellbeing (Taught)

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Course summary

Develop in-depth knowledge and skills of research methods. Prepare yourself for an academic or professional career with a focus on 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 sustainable improvements in health and wellbeing, and 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 recognised by the Economic & 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 if you hold an SWDTP studentship you can take the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway. If you wish to be considered for a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, then you must apply for your preferred PhD route and not the stand-alone MRes. You should follow our how to apply guidelines. For those holding a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.

Course details

Modules

Course structure This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2023 and ends in 2024. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023. 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. Compulsory course units These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units. Semester 1 Advanced interdisciplinary research design (collaboratively delivered unit) Research apprenticeship project (MRes) Quantitative methods 1: introduction to quantitative methods Qualitative methods 1 Principles and skills of social research Contemporary debates in lifestyle behaviours and public health (collaboratively delivered unit) Students are encouraged to audit a Director of Studies approved unit during Semester 1. Semester 2 Advanced interdisciplinary research design (collaboratively delivered unit) Research apprenticeship project (MRes) Plus two units from: Quantitative methods 2 Qualitative methods 2 Independent research essay Director of Studies approved unit Summer MRes dissertation

Assessment method

Attendance Coursework Essay Multiple choice examination Online assessment Practical work Seminar Written examination


Entry requirements

British 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. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course. If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.


English language requirements


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/
Health and Wellbeing at University of Bath - UCAS