This innovative MSc offers interdisciplinary education in the study of gerontology and will prepare you for a wide range of careers working with older people. You will develop specialist knowledge in social, demographic and economic issues, theoretical perspectives on gerontology and national and international policy and practice in adult and elder care services. You may take up to two modules from the distance learning (DL) postgraduate programme in gerontology.
This pathway offers interdisciplinary education in the study of gerontology and enhanced training in research methods, and is aimed at students who are considering further postgraduate research study.
Compulsory modules: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing; Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation; Qualitative Methods I; Quantitative Methods I; Perspectives in Gerontology; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Research Design and Practice
Plus two research half-modules from: Qualitative Methods II; Quantitative Methods II, Survey Design. Plus dissertation (MSc only)