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Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) (MSc)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Discover the challenges associated with ageing, and assessing academic and policy evidence on our MSc Global Ageing and Policy course. This distance learning master's degree will teach you how to carry out policy evaluation to improve older people's wellbeing, with a focus on ageing societies.

This course is centred around gerontology - the study of ageing at the individual and societal levels.

On this UK master’s degree you’ll study ageing over a lifetime, focusing on the challenges associated with ageing in specific regions of the world, including:

  • China
  • South-east Asia
  • sub-Saharan Africa

You’ll examine 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. The study of ageing also investigates the relationships between generations and the connections between individuals’ experiences over their lifetimes.

This postgraduate programme draws on a range of disciplines including:

  • social policy
  • demography
  • sociology
  • biology
  • health sciences
  • psychology
  • economics

You’ll get to attend a residential course at our Highfield Campus in Southampton and meet your academic teachers, as well as exchange best practice with fellow distance learners.

Careers

Our graduates are working in a wide range of sectors related to ageing and older people, for example:

  • health and social care for public and private sectors
  • medical sector
  • local and national government research analysis

In addition, many alumni from the MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) programme have continued their postgraduate studies by following the PhD Gerontology pathway.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 2

    27th out of 35 4

    26th out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

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    148 65%

    31st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    33rd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    181 75%

    21st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    33rd

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    142 72%

    20th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    58th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    79th

    6

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