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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    October

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    23 August 2018

Course content

Gerontology is the study of ageing at the individual and societal levels. It examines the changes humans undergo as they age, as well as the impact of growing proportions of older people on social institutions, labour markets, welfare systems and families. It investigates the relationships between generations and the interconnections between our older and younger selves. Insights are taken from social policy, demography, sociology, biology, healthcare sciences, psychology and economics. Gerontology is thus a fundamentally interdisciplinary subject which leads to a fascinating variety of careers.

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Understanding the process of population ageing brings critical advantages to employees in a range of professional sectors, such as the health and social care, research, and

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