The master's in Ageing Studies has been produced by The Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies (BIAS) which focuses on conducting interdisciplinary research in gerontology.
The programme in Ageing Studies was developed in response to meeting the emerging needs amongst health care professionals to build skills, knowledge and expertise within gerontology which would enable those dealing with elderly people to operate more effectively. The master's in Ageing Studies is suitable for professionals working in health and social care, the voluntary sector, care homes, and education, as well as graduates from other disciplines such as social sciences contemplating a career that involves working with older adults. The programme is also suitable of those looking to undertake further study in the field of gerontology.
The programme in Ageing Studies aims to:
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in ageing both biologically, psychologically and socially Build your skills to appreciate and resolve ethical dilemmas involved in working with an elderly person Help you to understand and critically evaluate the efficacy of therapies and services provided for elderly people with cognitive and physical impairments Develop awareness of social policy and ways in which policies and politics affect and change the lives of elderly people Acquire skills necessary to analyse and critically evaluate gerontology related research Develop skills necessary to conduct research in social gerontology
MSc Ageing Studies is delivered by The Brunel Institute of Ageing Studies (BIAS), a leading research centre and collaborative network bringing together experts from a range of disciplines in Brunel University London for the purpose of conducting interdisciplinary research in ageing.
The Ageing Studies programme is offered as a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters, allowing you to choose level of study and flexible payment options.
The Ageing Studies programme is taught one evening per week. You will also be required to attend one weekend per year.
The programme will build on interpersonal skills as well as strengthen analytical skills using quantitative research methods and data analysis
2:1 degree in a relevant subject or international equivalent (eg nursing, social work, medicine, social science, allied health, law). Non-standard degrees/qualifications may be considered in special circumstances. Applications from health professionals and mature students welcome.