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
This innovative MSc offers interdisciplinary education in the study of gerontology and will prepare you for a wide range of careers working with older people. You will develop specialist knowledge in social, demographic and economic issues, theoretical perspectives on gerontology and national and international policy and practice in adult and elder care services. You may take up to two modules from the distance learning (DL) postgraduate programme in gerontology.
Ageing, Health and Wellbeing; Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation; Perspectives in Gerontology; Researching Ageing Societies
- one from: Mental Health and Ageing (DL); Poverty and Social Protection Around the World (DL);
- plus two research half-modules from Philosophy of Social Science Research; Qualitative Methods (I and II); Quantitative Methods (I and II); Research Design and Practice,
- or one module from: Qualitative Research Methods (DL); Quantitative Research Methods (DL). Plus dissertation (MSc only)
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Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
This programme is also offered on a flexible part-time basis over 3.5 years.
Course contact details
- Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
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