Research course

Gerontology and Ageing Studies

Institution
Swansea University · Centre for Innovative Ageing
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Applicants for the PhD programme would normally have, or be studying for a Master’s degree, while our MPhil programme requires a first or upper second degree in a discipline related to the proposed research project, or a relevant, approved postgraduate qualification. In some cases, there may be opportunities for MPhil students to continue their studies as a PhD student.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Leading the way in research on the civic and social engagement and participation of older people, and the disruption of this engagement by personal and structural factors. Our interests also encompass the influence the natural and built–up environment has on the ageing population, and care provision for the older person across such areas as social care, health care, residential care, palliative care, chronic conditions, and falls and their prevention. Studying for a PhD or MPhil is a truly challenging and deeply rewarding experience, and Swansea University provides an excellent environment in which to pursue your research studies.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Human and Health Sciences
Email
chhs-pgr-academy@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295309