Taught course

Gerontology

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

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

September

Course content

Population ageing is a global phenomenon presenting global challenges, however policy solutions are often context-specific. The PG Certificate in Gerontology offers you the opportunity to examine such issues by completing three modules in the area of ageing, starting with an introduction to the discipline of Gerontology and specialising in topics such as health and wellbeing, poverty and social protection, and mental health.

Having successfully completed this programme, you are welcome to progress your studies to the MSc Gerontology programme. Enrol now and enhance your skillset and career trajectory.

The aims of the programme are to provide you with:

  • critical appreciation of key theoretical perspectives in gerontology and their application to the analysis of issues concerning ageing and the life course
  • understanding of contemporary debates in gerontology surrounding the lives of older people, their families and societies in developed and developing countries
  • the ability to evaluate policies and initiatives concerning population ageing, welfare provision and quality of life of older people, their families and carers
  • preparation for a career in the field of gerontology and applied health and social sciences

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
Email
pgtapply.fshms@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 8940