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MScGerontology

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £15,920.00 per year
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Overview

Gerontology is the study of ageing at the individual and societal levels. It examines the changes humans undergo as they age, as well as the impact of growing proportions of older people on social institutions, labour markets, welfare systems and families. It investigates the relationships between generations and the interconnections between our older and younger selves. Insights are taken from social policy, demography, sociology, biology, healthcare sciences, psychology and economics. Gerontology is thus a fundamentally interdisciplinary subject which leads to a fascinating variety of careers.

Programme structure

The programme aims to provide you with:

– critical appreciation of key theoretical perspectives in gerontology and their application to the analysis of issues – concerning ageing and the life course understanding of contemporary debates in gerontology – surrounding the lives of older people, their families and societies in developed and developing countries – the ability to evaluate policies and initiatives concerning population ageing, welfare provision and quality of life of older people, their families and carers – competence in qualitative and quantitative research methods and their application to key research questions – the ability to design and conduct independent research in gerontology using appropriate research methods – preparation for a career in the field of gerontology and applied health and social sciences

Career opportunities

The programme aims to provide you with:

– critical appreciation of key theoretical perspectives in gerontology and their application to the analysis of issues concerning ageing and the life course – understanding of contemporary debates in gerontology surrounding the lives of older people, their families and societies in developed and developing countries – the ability to evaluate policies and initiatives concerning population ageing, welfare provision and quality of life of older people, their families and carers competence in qualitative and quantitative research methods and their application to key research questions – the ability to design and conduct independent research in gerontology using appropriate research methods – preparation for a career in the field of gerontology and applied health and social sciences
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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States