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Masters in Research (MRes) Social Research (Health and Wellbeing)

Bristol, University of the West of England

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Introduction

UWE Bristol is one of five universities that makes up the South West Doctoral Training Partnership - a consortium accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council to provide specialist postgraduate research training in the social sciences.

Gain an in-depth understanding of conducting social research, and use your skills to carry out your own research study on this specially designed MRes Social Research course. This course provides excellent preparation for social science doctoral study or for research careers in the public or private sectors. It fulfils the pre-requisite for studying a PhD at UWE Bristol through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) on the Health and Wellbeing pathway.

Policy-making, planning and management across society and the economy needs to be underpinned by robust social scientific evidence. Focusing on the 'societal challenge' - how to promote public health and wellbeing - this MRes Social Research will give you the skills to critically evaluate existing evidence and conduct your own social research project with an interdisciplinary framing.

Solid grounding in research skills

Health and Wellbeing is an area of expertise at UWE Bristol, and on this pathway you will be supported by a research supervisor with extensive research experience in your chosen field. As well as providing in-depth social research training, on this course you will learn about interdisciplinary social scientific philosophy, research design, quantitative and qualitative methodologies and analysis. You will be encouraged to critically review and evaluate research approaches and evidence, and investigate your own research questions.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching will consist of a mix of scheduled lectures, seminars and workshops to the whole group, and one-to-one supervision with your designated supervisor. You will be supported through directed learning and independent study, and engage in essential reading, research, assignment preparation and completion.

You will benefit from a high level of close supervision, allowing you to hone and develop your research skills. On some modules, you will also be expected to attend and evaluate professional seminars held by research groups within the South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

The tutors you will work with are all experts in their field, with extensive experience of research themselves. Many of them are active members of our research centres and have extensive links with industry and other organisations.

Careers / Further study

If you're joining this course with the aim of undertaking a PhD, the MRes Social Research is a prerequisite for the South West Doctoral Training Partnership's 1+3 route.

This course is also relevant for graduates seeking to build a research career - and provides an excellent foundation for research positions in both the public and private sectors.

You may go on to work on research in organisations such as the NHS, local government or the Office for National Statistics. Others may decide to stay in academia, and take on a research or teaching position.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

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    62nd out of 102

  • Entry standards

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    128 73%

    27th

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  • Graduate prospects

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    96 96%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    6th

    33
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    117 59%

    51st

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  • Graduate prospects

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    54 54%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    25th

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