Research course

Ageing (PhD)

Institution
Lancaster University · Health Research
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, in a relevant subject. Qualifications and/or experience considered by the University to be of an equivalent standard will also be considered.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This part-time and flexible PhD is led by the research-active academics based in our prestigious Division of Health Research, producing high-quality research with national and international impact on health and well-being policy. The PhD in Ageing is your chance to work with our academics on the production of a 35,000-word thesis in your area of interest and professional practice that makes an original contribution to knowledge development within the discipline.

Combining innovative distance learning and face-to-face approaches, the degree will help you to gain deeper and critical insights into population ageing and sparks thinking into how to provide better health and care systems to support older people and their families. A personal academic tutor and two thesis supervisors will provide you with support for each step of your PhD, from your first taught module to your own research project.

Though you will specialise in your own area of professional practice, the PhD in Ageing is designed to broaden and diversify your employment options. Our selection of taught courses will enhance your skills in up-to-date research techniques and provide you with knowledge that extends beyond a single discipline, ensuring that you graduate with a wide range of skills that enhance your employability.

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5

Fees and funding

Learn more on our Fees and Funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592032