University of Exeter: Health and Wellbeing

InstitutionUniversity of Exeter View institution profile
Department Sport and Health Sciences View department profile
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The MRes Health and Wellbeing aims to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the social, biological and environmental drivers of individual health behaviours and interventions appropriate to develop health and wellbeing. It is designed to extend your understanding of the social science underpinning the development of effective interventions, strategies and policies aimed at sustainable improvement in health and wellbeing, and reducing physical and psychological health inequalities. The programme examines contemporary issues related to modifiable disease risk behaviours, and the determinants and correlates of these lifestyle behaviours across the lifespan. You should develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary skills and processes to translate scientific research into practical health and wellbeing applications.

The programme aims to prepare you for a career as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments. It aims to provide you with a range of transferable skills appropriate to Masters level research within this theme, and to provide you with a solid foundation for embarking on doctoral level studies. Upon graduation you should be well equipped to progress to PhD study or work in the area of health and wellbeing policy and practice.

The MRes Health and Wellbeing forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council South West Doctoral Training Centre - a hub of world-class social science research. The MRes also forms the first part of a collaborative (MRes + MPhil/PhD) pathway, which includes further collaborative elements with all three institutions; read details of the MPhil/PhD Health and Wellbeing.

Master of Research - MRes

University of Exeter
Sport and Health Sciences 


As a postgraduate student you will be welcomed into a friendly, intellectually stimulating and highly supportive learning environment. You will benefit from programmes enhanced by the current research of our academic staff who collaborate with industry, clinical populations, national and international organisations and professional athletes to advance knowledge within the discipline.

Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter consistently ranks as one of the UK’s top sport science departments and maintains an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, as well as an exceptional track record for student satisfaction ...

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