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Health and Wellbeing, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
The South West Doctoral Training Partnership Health and Wellbeing pathway from University of Bristol enables students to cultivate a range of skills to develop and evaluate interventions and strategies to improve health behaviour. 
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Overview

Your work will make a major impact on the social science underpinnings of avoidable health problems, and will build research capacity at the interface of biomedical and social sciences, both within and beyond academia.

All students have two supervisors from different disciplinary perspectives on health and wellbeing: the first supervisor from Bristol and the second supervisor from one of the partner institutions (Exeter, Bath or UWE). Your supervisors will convene joint meetings on a regular basis and will attend the annual one-day workshop for all pathway students.

Students will normally be registered in the school of their first supervisor. This may not be the school that processes your application.

Careers

The Health and Wellbeing programe from University of Bristol offers useful preparation for a number of careers. Our students often go on to employment in areas of government policy and health promotion at local, national and international level. Others have continued to academic careers, taking up post-doctoral positions and research associate positions in UK and international universities.

The programme establishes both a sound research training base and an understanding of practical applications, which prepares our students for different types of employment, including research, policy and intervention implementation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • The closing date for ESRC studentship applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 21 January
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research groups

  • The pathway integrates the study of the interaction between three important lifestyle behaviours (nutrition, physical activity and substance use ie smoking and alcohol consumption), their impact on public health and risks for chronic diseases.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4365 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4365 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Part time fees: EU/EEA: 2,183 GBP per year
  • FT fees: Channel Islands/Isle of Man: 9,365 GBP per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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