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What will I learn?


  • 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
  • Examine contemporary issues related to modifiable disease risk behaviours, and the determinants and correlates of these lifestyle behaviours across the lifespan
  • Develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary skills and processes to translate scientific research into practical health and wellbeing applications
  • Prepare for a career as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments


The programme aims to prepare you for a career as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments. It provides you with a range of transferable skills appropriate to Masters-level research within this theme, and is 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.

Which department am I in?

Sport and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£23,300.00 (US$ 32,069) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


St Luke's Campus

Heavitree Road,



EX1 2LU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Upper Second-class honours (2:1). We consider applications on a case-by-case basis, but typically we equate a GPA of 3.2 or above in a US first degree as comparable to a UK Upper Second-class.

For international students

Normally a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. IELTS: Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.TOEFL: Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.