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Gerontology and Ageing Studies, MSc

Gerontology and Ageing Studies, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Age Studies Biology Geriatric Medical Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Understanding and addressing the complex issues around ageing has never been more important. In the UK over the last 25 years, the number of people aged 65 and over has increased by more than 1.5 million and globally the population aged 60 and over is growing faster than all younger age groups.

Our Master’s degree in Gerontology and Ageing Studies will equip you with the specialist knowledge and experience to work with and for, older people, design policies, manage and deliver services, and create products for an ageing population.

You will gain a unique insight into the policy differences between the devolved countries of the UK and across the globe, as well as refining research and analytical skills valued by employers in this rapidly evolving field.


Our postgraduate students have pursued careers in a wide range of sectors, including:

  • Local/national government
  • Social work/social services
  • Health service
  • Academic and policy research
  • Insurance and financial services
  • Architecture
  • Town planning
  • Product design and innovation

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides students with an introduction to population ageing as a national, regional and global phenomenon. It will help them gain an appreciation of its implications for the health, social care and social policy sectors in areas such as retirement, intergenerational relations and family. The module will also help students develop a critical appreciation of some of the key debates raised by population ageing in the wider global context.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need: A UK 2.2 degree or its equivalent. Evidence of recent academic study. We will consider you if you have relevant work experience or professional qualifications. This includes for example at least two years’ experience in local authorities, health, private and voluntary organisations and industry.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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