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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.


Compulsory modules: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing; Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation; Perspectives in Gerontology; Researching Ageing Societies Optional modules: one from: Mental Health and Ageing (DL); Poverty and Social Protection Around the World (DL); plus two research half-modules from Philosophy of Social Science Research; Qualitative Methods (I and II); Quantitative Methods (I and II); Research Design and Practice, or one module from: Qualitative Research Methods (DL); Quantitative Research Methods (DL). Plus dissertation (MSc only)

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