This master's in Ageing & Society is aimed at social scientists who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the experience of ageing, ageing societies and policies for an ageing world. The MSc pathway focuses on quantitative research methods and data analysis and the MA pathway on qualitative research methods and data analysis.
- Taught by faculty in the Institute of Gerontology, one of the leading centres for the study of ageing and later life worldwide. The Institute is located in the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine a unique, research-led interdisciplinary social science department directed by internationally recognised scholars.
- Provides a truly interdisciplinary programme drawing on a wide range of professional and disciplinary expertise and experience including geriatric, demographers, policy analysis and sociology.
- Offers close links with, and regular speakers from social, policy and healthcare arenas give students insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of these areas as they affect ageing and older people.
- Students gain an awareness of national, cross-national and comparative perspectives of ageing populations, the ageing process and older people in society throughout the programme.
- Provides strong links with King’s Health Partners, one of only six Academic Health Sciences Centres in England bringing together three NHS Trusts (Guy’s and St. Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, and South London and Maudsley).
- Provides internship opportunities with policy and voluntary organisations, and policy think tanks.
- Located in the heart of London.
- Provides education at the cutting edge of current research into ageing and later life, through taught modules and original research.
Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/ageing-and-society-ma-msc-pg-dip-pg-cert.aspx
- Description -
- Be part of one of the leading centres for the study of ageing and later life worldwide.
- Optional Public Policy Internship module.
- Close links and regular speakers from health, social and policy arenas give students insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the subject area.
- Course purpose -
While it is broadly aimed at social scientists, students include those in the social and natural sciences, management, policy and politics, law, and humanities as well as those from other disciplines such as allied health and social care professionals including nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and others from health backgrounds.
- Course format and assessment -
Lecture and tutorial-based teaching using problem-based tasks and projects, assessed through coursework essays, written examinations and oral presentations. Dissertation based on an independent project.
Students have gone on to pursue a range of careers including consultant positions in geriatric medicine and psychiatry, work as specialist health care practitioners focusing on older people, positions in Government and the public sector, policy positions in public and voluntary organisations, analytical posts, and research and academic posts in universities around the world. Many of our past graduates now work in strategic positions influencing the lives of older people in medicine, social care and policy or within local government, voluntary organisations, or non-governmental organisations.
How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx