upper second-class degree; applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience considered
Months of entry
This course offers interdisciplinary advanced education in the study of gerontology, the life-course and public policy, and prepares students for a wide range of careers working with older people; students develop specialist knowledge in social, demographic and economic issues related to ageing, theoretical and critical perspectives on gerontology and national and international policy, and practice in adult and elder care services.
Compulsory modules: ageing, health and well-being; demographic change, ageing and globalisation; perspectives in gerontology; researching contemporary issues in ageing societies:
Plus 1 substantive module from: population and health; population, poverty and policy; population, resources and the environment; the mixed economy of welfare; understanding population change; understanding social change:
Plus 1 research methods module from: design and statistical analysis of surveys; philosophy, methodology and research design; qualitative methods:
Plus a dissertation.
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- Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
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