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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Geriatric Medical Studies Age Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The overall aim of the Ageing Studies theme is to advance our knowledge and understanding of how to improve the health and quality of life of older people. We bring a range of disciplinary perspectives to addressing our key research challenges: maximising the ability of people to age well, mapping the diverse and dynamic ways that people age, and contributing to the development and evaluation of health and social care interventions that optimise the potential for ageing well. Our theme, which has 40 members, embraces the four key disciplinary perspectives that underpin the understanding of ageing well: social and behavioural sciences, biology, clinical and health sciences, and arts, humanities, policy and politics. In the main, however, our research focuses on three key areas of activity.

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice. The three main clusters of research cut across areas of Biological, Social and Psychological Ageing and include experts in: rehabilitation after cancer and stroke,
incontinence, biomechanics and falls, cellular and molecular biology of ageing, sociology and psychology of loneliness, financial and elder abuse, ageing with alcohol, ethnic ageing and driving cessation, dementia, mid-life risk factors for cognitive decline in old age and posterior cortical atrophy.

Different course options

Full time | Brunel University London | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students will need to pay £4,260 for the entry 2018/19. There might be a slight increase in fees for the entry 2019/20.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,720

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. 30% of their students are postgraduates, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. It’s comprised of three colleges Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social Sciences Health & Life Sciences It also has three research...more

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