This Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) Postgrad. Dip. course offered by the University of Southampton focuses on gerontology - the study of ageing at individual and societal levels.
You’ll study ageing over a lifetime, focusing on its the challenges it presents in different parts of the world, including:
- Southeast Asia
- sub-Saharan Africa
You’ll examine the changes we undergo as we age, as well as the impact of growing proportions of older people on social institutions, labour markets, welfare systems and families. The study of ageing also investigates the links between generations and the connections between a person's experiences over a lifetime.
This course draws on a range of disciplines including:
- social policy
- health sciences
You’ll get to attend a residential course at Highfield Campus in Southampton and meet your academic teachers, as well as exchange best practice with fellow distance learners.
- critical appreciation of the key theoretical perspectives within Gerontology and their application in the analysis of specific issues concerning ageing and the lifecourse
- understanding of contemporary debates within Gerontology concerning the lives of older people, their families and society, in both developed and developing countries
- specialised learning of ageing and its policy implications in less developed regions of the world
- critical skills in the evaluation of policies and programmes in ageing societies
- competence in qualitative or quantitative research methods and their application to key research questions
- preparation for a career in the field of gerontology and applied health and social sciences
- Policy Evaluation for Ageing Societies
- Global Perspectives in Gerontology
- Demographic Change, Ageing & Globalisation
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Ageing, Health & Well-Being
- Poverty and Social Protection Around The World
- Mental Health and Ageing
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesSociology Health Sciences Public Policy View 355 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
- You’ll need a 2:1 degree to study this course.
International15000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National7000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £15,000.
Living costs for Southampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.