MRes Health and Wellbeing 2017/18 entry

Duration Full time
Part time
Discipline
  • Sport and Health Sciences
LocationExeter (St Luke‘s)
Start date September

Overview

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.

The programme aims to prepare you for a career as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments. It aims 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.

The MRes Health and Wellbeing forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council South West Doctoral Training Centre - a hub of world-class social science research. The MRes also forms the first part of a collaborative (MRes + MPhil/PhD) pathway, which includes further collaborative elements with all three institutions; read details of the MPhil/PhD Health and Wellbeing.

Programme structure 2017/18

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

The programme will adopt a range of small group teaching methods alongside the encouragement of independent study. An innovative element of the programme will be to integrate inter-institutional teaching through the ‘Contemporary Debates in Lifestyle Behaviours and Public Health’ interdisciplinary module aimed at providing an insight into the challenges of working across disciplines with staff and fellow students.

Specifically, you will be exposed to the following learning and teaching methods: seminars, lectures, tutorials, guest speaker presentations, role play, virtual learning and online interaction.

Assessment

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

Careers

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.

Graduate destinations

Below are a few examples of initial jobs undertaken by graduates of University of Exeter Sport and Health Sciences Masters programmes. This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2012/13 and 2011/12. Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Job titleOrganisation
Foundation Doctor
Research Assistant
Sport Science Intern
Fitness Instructor
SW Development Officer
Primary teaching
Clinical Health Advisor
PE and Sports Science Lecturer
Health Advisor
Exercise Specialist
Junior Doctor
Nutritionist
Associate Professional - Sport Performance and Psychological Officer
Health and Wellbeing Physiology
Project Field Worker
Coach-Sport Scientist
Paediatric Trainee
Physical Education Teacher
Programme Leader of PdSc Sports Therapy
University of York
GB Rowing Team
English Lacrosse Association
Premier Sport
Swindon Academy
University of Exeter
Bristol Royal Infirmary
JJS Developers
BUPA
Exeter Tennis Club
Cirencester College
Nuffield Health
NHS
Plan Ishrane
The Sports Company of T&T
King's College
Bristol University
Forest Hill Park FC
Royal Cornwall Hospital
University of Hong Kong
Ministry of Education Brunei Darussalam

Further study

Further study is a popular choice for a number of students following graduation from a University of Exeter Sport and Health Sciences Masters programmes. Below are a few examples of further study undertaken by recent graduates of our Masters programmes. This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2012/13 and 2011/12. Please note that, due to data protection, the subjects of study and institutions are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Subject areaInstitution
MPhil Health and Wellbeing
PhD Sport and Health Sciences
MPhil Sport and Health Sciences
PhD Therapeutic Medicine
BMBS
Medicine
University of Exeter
Sao Paulo Federal University

Further information

Our excellent Careers and Employment Service provides invaluable support, advice and access to graduate employers. Visit the employment and professional development pages for more information, including podcasts and profiles, about the range of support available.

Find out more about our career support schemes for postgraduate students.

Entry requirements 2017/18

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

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-sessional English

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. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Fees and funding 2017/18

Tuition fees per year 2017/18

  • UK/EU: £7,600 full-time; £3,800 part-time
  • International: £19,200 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Funding

Find out about funding opportunities available to students on our Sport and Health Sciences taught Masters programmes

University funding

The Scholarships, Bursaries and Studentships website has information on all available options for funding open to prospective students of taught Masters programmes. You can also use the searchable database of all Scholarships and Bursaries to find funding for which you are eligible.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.

Contact us

We welcome enquiries about the course, for further information contact:

Email: pgt-shs-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1392 722774

The Programme Director is Dr Martin Jones.