Taught course

Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Southampton · Ageing/Gerontology
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students holding, or expecting to hold, an upper second-class honours degree or higher, or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Global Ageing and Policy (DL) programme introduces students to the study of ageing over the lifecourse, focusing particularly on the principles of policy evaluation in ageing societies, and on the opportunities and challenges associated with ageing in specific regions of the world, including China, South-east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Following the successful completion of 6 taught modules, this programme also offers students the opportunity to conduct independent research through the MSc Dissertation, often with links to current research projects in the Centre for Research on Ageing.

Understanding the challenges associated with ageing, and assessing academic and policy evidence in this area, are critical skills for employees in a range of professional environments. The MSc in Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) introduces you to the study of ageing at a global level, and equips you with critical skills in conducting the evaluation of policies relating to older people's wellbeing.

This programme will also allow you to specialise in ageing in particular contexts such as sub-Saharan Africa, China and South-east Asia. Enrolling on the MSc in Global Ageing and Policy can open doors to a range of careers in policy-related, medical or caring professions.

Information for international students

If your first language or language of education is not English, we will ask you to show evidence of fluency in the use of English. For all of our postgraduate programmes we require a level of IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£18,812

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Email
pgtapply.fshms@southampton.ac.uk