Masters | Postgraduate Course - Health and Wellbeing MRes Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £7,900 full-time; £3,950 part-time International: £20,600 full-time
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Health and Wellbeing MRes

Study Details

MRes 1 year full-time

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.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • HPDM055 Qualitative Methods and Process Evaluations 15
  • SSIM903 Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design 15
  • SHSM024 Research Methods and Analytical Procedures 30
  • SHSM025 Dissertation (Journal Article) 60
  • SHSM050 Contemporary Debates in Lifestyle Behaviours and Public Health 15

Optional modules
SHS MRes Health and Wellbeing optional modules 2017-8

  • GEOM106A Contemporary Debates in Human Geography 15
  • PSYM202 Behavioural Science Research Skills 15
  • PSYM204 Advances and Methods in Social and Organisational Psychology 30
  • PSYM211 Current Research Issues in Social and Organisational Psychology 15
  • PSYM214 Methods in Cognitive and Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience 30
  • SHSM014 Paediatric Exercise and Health 30
  • SHSM022 Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease 30

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students and graduates compete very successfully in the employment market. Whatever path you follow after graduating, we're here to help and support you with all your career and employability needs.

The MRes Health and Wellbeing is designed 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.