University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Health and Wellbeing

Students of the programme will undertake research that develops an interdisciplinary understanding of the drivers of individual health behaviours and interventions appropriate to facilitate health and well-being. The programme seeks to build research capacity at the interface of biomedical and social sciences within and beyond academia. Behaviours such as diet, physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption impact on public health and risk of chronic diseases: social science research focuses on understanding how social, environmental and geographical, economic, and psychological factors influence such behaviours, alongside bio-behavioural processes. This programme seeks to develop interdisciplinary understanding of these influences in a way that may shape future policy and practice to maximise health and well-being at an individual and population level.
The MPhil/PhD Health and Wellbeing forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC), a partnership of the universities of Exeter, Bristol and Bath. The SWDTC draws together the established research excellence of academic and research staff at the three institutions. As part of the MPhil/PhD Health and Wellbeing programme you will have supervisors from more than one discipline and more than one institution. Your home institution will be wherever your lead supervisor is based. Thus you will be able to benefit from the expertise of staff from a much wider base than is usual.
Possible supervisors for the MPhil/PhD Health and Wellbeing may come from a range of disciplines at the University of Exeter, including: Sport and Health Sciences,Physical Activity and Health Across the Lifespan Research Group,
Psychology, Clinical Research Group, Cognition Research Group, Social, Economic, Environmental and Organisational Research Group, Human Geography and the University of Exeter Medical School

You will have access to numerous sessions, activities and resources through the SWDTC such as summer schools and advanced training events. In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage with events offered within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, including reading groups and research seminar series. Further skills development is encouraged through our Researcher Development Programme.

Entry requirements

Normally a strong background in the field of study at undergraduate level or an MSc in a related subject that would underpin the knowledge required to conduct independent research as an Phil/PhD student. This would usually require a good 2.1 BSc degree for UK students. International applicants need to meet the English language requirements.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a dissertation of up to 60,000 words. Assessment of a PhD is normally by a written thesis of up to 100,000 words and viva (oral) examination.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter offers over a hundred PhD studentships annually. The majority are advertised in the Winter/Spring for entry the following September. For information on how to fund your research degree, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

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St Luke's Campus Exeter EX1 2LU South West

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