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Contact details

Mrs Roselle Thoreau

Email: r.thoreau@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1597

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£4,400 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£20,250 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

55% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Lifelong Health and Wellbeing MRes

Over the past 50 years advances in medical science have resulted in an increase in life expectancy in many developed countries. This new MRes at UCL aims to form the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers in Lifelong Health and Wellbeing able to meet the challenge to ensure that increased life expectancy is coupled with high quality wellbeing.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

This interdisciplinary programme embraces all disciplines that incorporate lifelong health and wellbeing. Modules are chosen with the support of the student’s research supervisor to provide the necessary training and knowledge for the successful completion of the research project.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

This new MRes is taught in conjunction with the CRUCIBLE centre. Over the past three years CRUCIBLE has sought to bring together research groups from across UCL to create, support and deliver innovative research. The subsequent research has been truly interdisciplinary ensuring that problems associated with lifelong health and wellbeing are investigated in their totality.

Our staff are leaders in their fields and are often called upon to provide detailed knowledge to anyone from the media to industry to policy makers.

Our graduate research programmes support students throughout their research, not only in the details of the research itself but also in essential skills required in a future world-leading career.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year

MRes students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits), three options (45 credits) and the research dissertation (105 credits).

Core Modules

  • Research Skills*
  • Professional Skills*
  • *Core skills modules are selected from the following:
  • Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Journal Club Module
  • Advanced Research Practice
  • Generic and Transferable Skills modules at UCL


  • Students select options from all Master’s-level modules available at UCL.
  • Modules are selected in agreement with each student's research supervisor.


All students undertake an individual research project which culminates in a substantial dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, problem classes, workshops and projects. Assessment is through examinations, project reports, coursework and project presentations.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme constitutes the first year of a four year MRes/PHD programme in Lifelong Health and Wellbeing. The programme is only open to Crucible Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Students.


This MRes constitutes the first year of a four year PhD, and students are expected to develop substantial careers as researchers in the field of Lifelong Health and Wellbeing.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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