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Designed for mid-career professionals in government departments and nongovernmental organisations around the world, which focus on designing social policies for older people, this innovative programme will equip you with critical skills in policy evaluation and research methods, as well as key literature in population ageing in specific regions of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. In addition, you will have the option to specialise in quantitative or qualitative research methods. You will be supported in accessing online resources, and developing valuable career networks with peers around the world.

This programme is also offered on a flexible part time basis over 3.25 years


Compulsory modules: Global Perspectives in Gerontology (DL); Policy Evaluation for Ageing Societies (DL)

Optional modules: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (DL); Mental Health and Ageing (DL); Poverty and Social Protection Around the World (DL) Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Research and Policy (DL); Ageing in China and South-East Asia (DL); Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation (DL); Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods (DL)

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Visit the MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) page on the University of Southampton website for more details!





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