Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing


The Wellbeing Pathway

The Wellbeing Pathway can be taken in addition to and alongside the regular modules of your undergraduate course to enhance your studies, help you specialise in the field of wellbeing and make your course more targeted to your own interests. Pathways are worth 60 academic credits and, when you graduate, will be reflected in the title of your award.

Year 1

  • Spirituality, Wellbeing and Health: Understanding Practices and Connections
  • Mental Health and Madness: Exploring Socio-Cultural Approaches

Year 2

  • Migrant and Refugee Wellbeing: Theory and Practice
  • Exploring Death and Dying: Cultural, Theoretical and Practice Perspectives

What will I achieve?

  • Knowledge and understanding of the ways that wellbeing features in different aspects of society.
  • The ability to think critically about wellbeing and the practices that support or undermine it.
  • Insight into the ways that culture and society shape knowledge and experience of wellbeing.
  • Skills with which to discuss and analyse wellbeing practices.

Career Paths
The Wellbeing Pathway helps to support your entry into careers in areas including:

  • Public Health
  • NGOs
  • Social Work and Social Care
  • Wellbeing Teams
  • Youth Work
  • Mental Health
  • Teaching
  • Policy Work

Electives are the individual modules that make up Pathways. In most cases, they can be taken independently, i.e. you can take one or more modules from a pathway gaining only the credits each module is worth (usually 15). If you do not take the full pathway, the additional modules you take will not be reflected within the name of your final degree.

Wellbeing PhD

The Wellbeing PhD gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in an area of interest and to hone advanced research skills. You’ll work with faculty who are global in their outlook and experts in their fields.

Our doctoral researchers come from all over the world. For many, the PhD is an important step in advancing a professional career.

Areas of Study
Doctoral researchers become members of CIRW and more centres, depending on their area of interest, with supervisors generally coming from CIRW.