Taught course

Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) PgDip

University of Southampton · Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) programme introduces students to the study of ageing over the life course, 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.

The PG Diploma in Global Ageing and Policy (DL) is made up of 6 taught modules and is designed to provide a multidisciplinary introduction to gerontology and policy evaluation to busy mid-career professionals, new entrants to the University and the social sciences, or returners to education who wish to pursue the subject area. Students who successfully complete this qualification are welcome to continue their studies with us.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44(0)23 8059 5000