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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. 

Course Benefits

  • 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

​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. 

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.

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.

Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or​​
UK & EU Students:
Tuition fees cost £4,500 a year for this course in 2018-19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studyingFind out more
We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

Nina Fryer

​​I'm Nina Fryer and the Programme Leader for MSc Health and Wellbeing. 

I've been running the programme since its inception in 2011 and overseen the programme as its grown and responded to emerging contemporary health issues. 

My background is in public health, and I have a particular work and research interest in workplace wellbeing.​​

Academic staff profiles

Our MSc Health and Wellbeing course addresses the challenges in promoting and managing population health and wellbeing both within and outside the UK. 
We use innovative and contemporary methods for the course delivery, which support full and part time students who wish to continue working whilst studying. 
Our graduates are well placed to work at an advanced and strategic level in health and wellbeing, or to pursue further academic study.

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"A shift in societal thinking around our health has created multi-faceted job opportunities within the fields of health and wellbeing. Leeds Trinity University offers a modern, friendly and expert environment to pursue your postgraduate study."

Nina Fryer

Health and Wellbeing Course Leader

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

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

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 

Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds. 

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Leeds city centre


Home to over 100,000 students, Leeds is regularly voted the UK's best student city thanks to its amazing nightlife, culture and shopping. It's also an internationally recognised centre for learning and offers brilliant graduate job prospects.  

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Top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality (according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)