University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Health and Well-Being

The South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) Health and Wellbeing pathway enables students to cultivate a range of skills to develop and evaluate interventions and strategies to improve health behaviour. Students work will make a major impact on understandings of the social science underpinnings of avoidable health problems, and will build research capacity at the interface of biomedical and social sciences within and beyond academia.

Entry requirements

A Master's qualification (or equivalent) with appropriate research training.

Course modules

Core units: 3 core research training units are selected from the consortium's offerings in research design, data collection and data analysis; there is 1 pathway specific unit; and 2 units will be selected from an open unit list: advanced interdisciplinary research design; contemporary debates in lifestyle behaviours and public health. Optional units: A wide range of existing open units from all 3 universities will be made available for students to choose from. These include topic-specific units on issues such as physical activity, tobacco control and health policy, and translational units such as translating evidence into practice. You will also undertake a research thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,939 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years
PhD Part-time - 7 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

School for Policy Studies
Telephone number: 
0117 954 6755