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Gerontology (Distance Learning)

University of Southampton

12 months
Duration
7000 GBP/year
5000 GBP/year
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About

Gerontology looks at ageing and its impact on individuals and society. Explore the changes people experience as they age and the effects of ageing populations on society at the Gerontology (Distance Learning) Postgrad. Cert. course offered at the University of Southampton. This course is ideal if you need the flexibility to combine work and postgraduate study.

Overview

Course Details

Understanding the process of population ageing can benefit areas such as health and social care, research, and local and national policy. 

At the Gerontology (Distance Learning) Postgrad. Cert. course offered at the University of Southampton, you’ll look at the subject from a range of perspectives, including policy, demography, sociology, biology, healthcare sciences, psychology and economics. 

You’ll develop: 

  • understanding of key theories in gerontology and their application 
  • knowledge of modern global debates around the lives of older people, their families and societies 
  • the ability to evaluate policies and initiatives concerning issues like population ageing, welfare provision and quality of life

Career Opportunities

  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives in Gerontology 
  • Researching Ageing Societies 
  • Poverty and Social Protection Around The World
  • Mental Health and Ageing 
  • Ageing, Health & Well-Being 
  • Demographic Change, Ageing & Globalisation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree in social science or a subject related to ageing. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £7,000.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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