University of Bath

University of Bath

Health and Well-Being

The Master of Research (MRes) in Health and Wellbeing examines avoidable health problems associated with poor lifestyles and socio economic inequalities. On completion of this programme, our students: 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. Students are also be encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and to identify and investigate their own original research questions.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university. English Language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component. References: 1 reference is required.

Course modules

Semester 1: Core modules: short 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. Optional modules: Select 1 from: stress, immunity and health; attitudes and social cognition; introduction to issues in health and health beliefs; multivariate statistics for use in health contexts; wellbeing: concepts, measures and policy; director of Studies approved unit. Semester 2: Core modules: long research apprenticeship project (MRes); interdisciplinary research design. Select 1 from: quantitative methods 2; qualitative methods 2; independent research essay. Select 1 from: ethics and public policy; wellbeing assessment in public policy and development practice. Modules to be audited: select 1 from: advanced statistics for use in health contexts; director of studies approved unit. Mres dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 14,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 4,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 7,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,200 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies Warminster BA12 8PY South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01225 383449