Study cover for Health and Wellbeing
Ph.D. On Campus

Health and Wellbeing

University of Bristol

48 months
19500 GBP/year
4565 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The PhD Health and Wellbeing programme from University of Bristol is linked to the interdisciplinary South West doctoral pathway of the same name.

Visit the official programme website for more information


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.


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.

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We welcome applications at any time of the year; early application is advised.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • UK: part-time £2,283

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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