According to the WHO, between 2015 and 2050 the proportion of the world's population over 60 years will nearly double from 12% to 22%. With this rapid increase, countries face major challenges to ensure their health and social systems are ready to make the most of this demographic shift.
This course will provide you with an advanced understanding about the ageing of individuals and populations, the implications this has for policy, practice and the development of products and services, as well as the demands and challenges this raises. It covers content and skills development in social gerontology, ageing and population studies, dementia studies and health care and practice.
The key competencies you will gain and enhance will be in line with the highest international standards set by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Gerontological Competencies for Undergraduate and Graduate Education, a leading framework for teaching gerontology.
The applied nature of the course and its focus on positive interventions into the experiences of older people will support skills acquisition, employability and career progression in fields related to supporting, researching and intervening in ageing populations and societies.
You can exit after 12 months with PgCert Global Ageing.
You can exit after 18 months with PgDip Global Ageing.
A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
Experience of working with older populations in a healthcare, policy or business setting, or research experience with older populations is recommended.
Distance and Flexible learning
Health Sciences and Sport