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Lifestyle Medicine

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our MSc Lifestyle Medicine course is designed to develop skilled professionals who are able to think critically and innovate within this increasingly important field.

You’ll learn how to deliver effective management strategies and bring about improved standards within health and wellbeing-related services.

This course is ideal if you’re working in Primary Care, Physiotherapy, Sports and Exercise Medicine, or Public Health. You’ll study exciting and contemporary modules which will enable you to enhance your professional skills and knowledge.

During the programme you will be given opportunities to evaluate theory, practice and associated research in a way which aligns with your career ambitions and your role working with ‘at risk’ groups or communities.

You can study this course in a flexible way which fits around your current role and other commitments, working at your own pace to achieve either a Postgraduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits).

Why study with us

  • This programme explores health inequalities, current policy, guidance and interventions to ensure health and wellbeing across the life course.
  • The course will cover both policy and practice to promote health and wellbeing and reduce comorbidities and long-term conditions.
  • You will develop your decision-making skills and your ability to oversee the management of health and wellbeing within a range of public health environments.

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What you'll do

  • Our Lifestyle Medicine course is led by staff who have significant professional experience of working in the health and wellbeing sector – both ‘in the field’ and academically.
  • Teaching methods focus on evidence-based and informed practice that you will be able to apply within your own role.
  • You can choose to study this programme full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2-5 years. Your course leader will be able to advise you on flexible options which will allow you to fit your studies around your work and other commitments.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future Careers

Our programme is ideal if you’re looking to progress your career in the growing area of lifestyle medicine, or you wish to continue onto further education in this field.

The course provides a framework for individuals who are involved in planning and commissioning services, as well as those who work directly in the delivery of services which aim to improve health and wellbeing outcomes using a lifestyle medicine approach.

The need for expertise in this field has been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic, where people are at risk of developing, or being diagnosed with, comorbidities and long-term conditions.

The role of Lifestyle Medicine services is now coming to the forefront, as emphasised by the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7,800 per year
Full-time£14,500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Medicine located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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