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Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) (PGDip)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Discover the challenges associated with ageing, and assessing academic and policy evidence on our PGDip Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) course. This online postgraduate diploma will teach you how to carry out policy evaluation to improve older people's wellbeing, with a focus on ageing societies.

This course focuses on gerontology - the study of ageing at individual and societal levels.

You’ll study ageing over a lifetime, focusing on its the challenges it presents in different parts of the world, including:

  • China
  • Southeast Asia
  • sub-Saharan Africa

You’ll examine the changes we undergo as we 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 links between generations and the connections between a person's experiences over a lifetime.

This course 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 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

You will also be able to progress to the MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) course if you complete the MSc dissertation.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,240per 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

    15th

  • 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.

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