University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Health and Wellbeing

The MRes Health and Wellbeing develops 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 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. Students develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary skills and processes to translate scientific research into practical health and wellbeing applications.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. English language requirements: for applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any section; or TOEFL IBT: overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing; 21 for listening; 22 for reading; and 23 for speaking; or Pearson Test of English: 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills; Cambridge English: Advanced and Proficiency: overall score 176 with no less than 169 in any section; applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme.

Course modules

Core modules: interdisciplinary research design; dissertation (journal article); contemporary debates in lifestyle behaviours and public health. Optional modules: research methods and design in human geography; behavioural science research skills; research methods and analytical procedures; contemporary debates in human geography; advances and methods in social and organisational psychology; methods in cognitive and clinical psychology and neuroscience; paediatric exercise and health; physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be utilised, including essays, presentations and exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 18,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Luke's Campus Exeter EX1 2LU South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01392 722774