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Health and Wellbeing

Master of Science

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Health and Wellbeing

Master of Science

  • Course Type:  Full time (1.5 years)
    Part time (2.5 years)
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Course Overview

The MSc in Health and Wellbeing is designed for people who are currently working, or wishing to work in a role which involves promoting others' health and wellbeing, either in specific settings, for specific health issues or at policy and framework level. The course aims to develop students' ability to critically analyse and interpret contemporary health and wellbeing issues, to formulate and evaluate appropriate responses, and to bring in national and international perspectives. 

Why study with us

  • Blended learning approach enables study whilst working.
  • Offers a range of options so that study can be tailored towards areas of professional or academic interest.
  • Two intensive weekends per year to meet fellow students, the course team and begin the modules.
  • Distance learning and study support – study when and where you are able.
  • Build your ability to critically evaluate health and wellbeing interventions, policies and strategies, and build on this to improve work practice.
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Course Information

About this course >

​Using current research, students will apply their learning to their practical work context to contribute towards the development of their workplace practice. The course will also be particularly useful for people who are involved in working with the Health and Wellbeing Boards across the country, and for people whose roles are working alongside Public Health England. This course is not suitable for international students due to the blended learning model and visa restrictions. 

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Structure >

The course is delivered over two or two and a half years, on a part time basis, using blended learning. A full time study option is also available, delivering the course over one or one and a half years. Both options involve attendance at two intensive learning weekends at the beginning of each semester (September and February), with the rest of the study being completed at home, online, with the support of course tutors and peer networks. One-to-one tutor support is available through a range of distance learning technologies and frequent feedback is given on contributions to learning forums.

During the course, students will study eight modules, followed by an independently studied MSc dissertation. The course comprises seven compulsory modules along with a choice of one module from three optional modules. This optional choice, along with the ability to customise assessments to match areas of interest, enable the direction of the MSc to be tailored towards students' particular areas of work interest or expertise. Examples of workstrands include 'nutrition and activity', 'lifestages and settings' or 'environment and settings'.


The part time delivery mode enables professionals to continue working either full time, or with a small reduction in hours in order to complete the Masters course. The online learning tasks and distance learning methods enable a diverse range of students to successfully complete the course.

Core modules

  • Context, Consensus and Controversy in Health and Wellbeing
  • Critical Analysis and Evaluation of International Health Strategies
  • Research Practice
  • The Healthy Environment
  • Professional Practice
  • Weight Management: Social and Behavioural Aspects
  • Exercise Behaviour Across the Lifespan

Option modules

  • Healthy Ageing
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Contemporary Society
  • Workplace Wellbeing

Learning and Teaching >

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The ke​y themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.


A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course, giving students the opportunity to draw on their professional experience as well as their academic learning. These include formal written essays, case study reports, physical activity interventions, research proposal, research critique, cost-benefit evaluations, reflective portfolio, online seminars and a major research project (dissertation).

Assessment titles are written to enable students to focus on their areas of specific work interest.

Additional support in the form of online tutorials, and one-to-one support is provided to ensure all students, from all backgrounds, are able to develop the skills needed to successfully complete assessments at Masters level.

Entry Requirements >

A good honours degree in a related subject such as Exercise & Sports Science, Public Health, Health Psychology

Candidates with degrees in non-related subjects will also be considered if they hold employment experience or can demonstrate a committed interest in Health and Wellbeing, as will professionals without a degree.

Students will be expected to complete an application form, a letter of intent, and will be asked to conduct either a telephone interview, where appropriate an interview in person, and if needed, complete a pre-course assessment task where formal academic entry requirements are not met.

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Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:
Tuition fees cost £4,500 a year for this course in 2019-20. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studyingFind out more
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Career progression

Graduates from this MSc will have the skills and knowledge to enhance their existing careers to incorporate greater responsibility for Health and Wellbeing, will be prepared for further advance study and could consider a range of roles including, but not limited to:
Health Promotion specialist; Public health officer; Workplace wellbeing co-ordinator; Further education lecturer.

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