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Postgraduate Programmes in Gerontology & Ageing Studies

Organisation: The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University
Location: Swansea
Website: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/humanandhealthsciences/gerontology-and-ageing/
Contact Email: mailto:p.nash@swansea.ac.uk
Deadline: 31 December 2018

Complete a postgraduate qualification in Gerontology and Ageing Studies and be part of a sought-after community of leaders in ageing research, practice, and scholarship.

The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University offers a host of postgraduate programmes in Gerontology and Ageing studies to match the levels you require for professional and personal development. These include a Masters award, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Stand-alone modules in Gerontology and Ageing Studies. Each of the courses acknowledge that ageing is accompanied by biological and psychological changes, but takes a holistic approach to ageing. It shifts the central focus from the medical model of ageing to one that encompasses a range of disciplines and views ageing more positively.

We understand that life happens outside of the classroom so all of the programmes are offered on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students attend lectures one day per week (Wednesday) and will normally complete six modules and submit their dissertation by the end of the first year. Part-time students normally take two years to complete six modules, and up to a further one year to complete the dissertation. Postgraduate Certificate students will study all three modules within a one year period.

We aim to provide a complete rounded education in the field of gerontology and as such, the programmes all offer a range of compulsory and optional modules to allow you to tailor the course. Compulsory modules cover the context of the population ageing; explore theoretical perspectives on ageing and critically examine policy and practice initiatives, deal with issues in relation to health, and consider the types of research methods that can be adopted in conducting ageing research. Optional modules allow students to study particular topics in greater depth. Each module provides the opportunity to examine cutting edge debates and issues on ageing in a global context.

These courses attract the finest students from around the globe, preparing them for: working with older people; designing policies for older people; managing and delivering services for older people; designing or manufacturing products for an ageing population; and joining the research community. The courses are delivered by a team at the vanguard of ageing research and scholarship in the UK. The team’s connections to policy-makers are unparalleled in other parts of the UK, and the course is exceptional in its acknowledgment of differences in policy between the devolved countries of the UK, and in the global context.

Although the entry requirement for study is normally an honours degree (usually 2:2 or above) we will also accept candidates with non-standard entry requirements as we realise that many professionals have got equivalent experience. Two years relevant employment experience (or other professional work with older people) will be considered.

If you would like to discuss the content of the course, study options or available funding opportunities (scholarships, bursaries & student loans), please do not hesitate to contact Dr Paul Nash (01792 602907 / p.nash@swansea.ac.uk) or click on the link for further information http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/humanandhealthsciences/gerontology-and-ageing/